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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
experience was great job was done in a timely manner very satisfied
Displayed Punctuality he showed up 30 minutes early, Professionalism by helping me learn about the issue. Would like for him to be sent 4 any of my vehicles. Thank you

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Lee was competent, friendly and went above and beyone to obtain the part and fix the problem in time for me to keep my appointment.

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Although Casey had a bit of trouble finding us (lots of folks do though, lol!) he arrived and made a quick diagnosis. He found the problem right away. After installing the starter and giving the battery a good high amp jump, my buggy fired right up! He is very courteous and knowledgeable in his work. I highly recommend him!

Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was great. He was early to the appointment and got my car running again quickly.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome is an excellent mechanic. He is professional and personable. I am looking forward to working with Jerome again in the near future.

ERIK

12 years of experience
14 reviews
ERIK
12 years of experience
He was very courteous and knowledgeable.

Timothy

46 years of experience
201 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Timothy was excellent. He showed up early and had my car running in no time! He’s super friendly and funny and he gets the job done quick. I highly recommend him!

Michael

8 years of experience
23 reviews
Michael
8 years of experience
Michael was great. Was running a few minutes late, but let me know in advance and advised when he would arrive. Got the job done quickly and was very pleasant to deal with. I will certainly use YourMechanic.com and Michael again. Thanks!!

Peter

23 years of experience
231 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was extremely knowledgeable and professional.

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Manhattan Beach?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Manhattan Beach. Our mechanics in Manhattan Beach are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Manhattan Beach.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Jeep Commander $255 $159.20 $95.98 11% $288.20
2015 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2006 Kia Spectra5 $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2005 Lexus GS300 $310 $230.16 $79.99 8% $337.66
2008 Audi A8 Quattro $831 $590.61 $239.97 9% $913.11
2012 BMW M5 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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