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Number of Reviews

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Erick

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
9 years of experience

Patrick

14 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
Great guy, better mechanic. Really tries to help the person, rather than just perform a service. A1 customer service.

Lee

33 years of experience
66 reviews
Lee
33 years of experience
Awesome Job Lee!!! Got the starter replaced very quickly. Very Professional

Chris

17 years of experience
121 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience

Scott

33 years of experience
385 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Great good job.

Jeshua

6 years of experience
110 reviews
Jeshua
6 years of experience
Jeshua was very knowledgeable about my vehicle. He his time to clearly explain to me the problem of my vehicle and aided me with a solution of repairing my vehicle. I am so happy I called "Your Mechanic" now I am back on the road, and all thanks to Jeshuas! He is very meticulous, efficient and pleasant. The experience and service was better than I had expected... It was GREAT! Jeshua, Thank you so much for repairing my vehicle on a rainy SUNDAY afternoon...You are now my favorite mechanic!

Joel

20 years of experience
831 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Joes did a great job and my van has been starting up with no issues. Joel was able to answer any questions I had and let me know what else needed to be done to my van.

Kenneth

19 years of experience
571 reviews
Kenneth
19 years of experience
Kenneth was on time for appointment and was able to diagnose my car and fix it right away. Would recommend him for any fix on a car!

Attila

18 years of experience
603 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
He is great and knows what he’s doing plus was very helpful when I needed to know questions about my car.

Paul

24 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
24 years of experience
Paul was early, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He installed the new starter quickly and gave my car a thorough inspection. He even gave me some tips for maintenance that will save me money down the road. Definitely one of the best mechanics I've ever done business with.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Maricopa?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Maricopa. Our mechanics in Maricopa 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 Maricopa.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chrysler Pacifica $287 $207.00 $79.99 8% $314.50
2009 Kia Rondo $234 $153.76 $79.99 10% $261.26
2008 Ford Ranger $283 $202.67 $79.99 8% $310.17
2008 Acura RL $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2013 BMW 760Li $1188 $659.91 $527.93 13% $1369.41
2016 Jaguar XF $880 $735.52 $143.98 5% $929.02

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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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