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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira knew what he was doing and did a very professional job. I will defiantly have him to service my car again. We could not have been happier.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
18 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan went above and beyond to complete services requested. He was extremely professional.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Very fast doing the job.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Honest

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Quentin did a great job changing my mother's starter on her vehicle. He was professional and explained what he was going to do.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Richard

9 years of experience
447 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Superb!! punctual,knowledgeable,patient with owner answering questions and giving pertinent information to help the customer understand the process while servicing the problem.

Charles

23 years of experience
33 reviews
Charles
23 years of experience

Alex

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Thanks for coming out and getting my car up and running again.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose kept me informed prior to arriving, quickly repaired what I thought would be a difficult repair, did a full inspection and was extremely professional. I will be using and recommending this service to everyone I at USF Health


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mchenry?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Saab 9-7x $368 $287.61 $79.99 6% $395.11
2006 GMC Savana 3500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2009 Chrysler Town & Country $285 $188.82 $95.98 10% $317.82
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $661 $580.98 $79.99 3% $688.48
2014 Acura TSX $395 $251.08 $143.98 11% $444.58
2012 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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.

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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