Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mercer Island.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Napoleon

25 years of experience
147 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
This was first time using YourMechanic. My friends used YourMechanic and recommended them. He Very professional and pleasant. He finished the job in 1 hour. Me and mom like this because we don't have to be waiting at dealer. We were just at home relaxing at home especially my mother is a senior. So this was perfect to use YourMechanic coming to the house.
Excellent.

Tim

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tim
10 years of experience
Tim was great! Showed up on time and finished the 2 hour job in about 45 minutes! No complaints, I will be using him in the future and highly recommend him and the service to anyone that wants to avoid the headache of tow truck, the agony of a "sales person at the shop" and likes to save money and time!

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was professional and courteous. Quick, fast and reliable service

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Great experience with Fadi. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very informative. He made me feel comfortable.

Braxton

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Great Service!!!

Richard

19 years of experience
222 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
he was good.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick called and asked if he could show up EARLY to fix my truck. I said yes and he arrived when he said he would and had the issue fixed within no time. Patrick even took the time to check my fluid and oil levels. Patrick is a great guy and I have ALREADY recommended youmechanic.com to other friends, especially if they are able to get Patrick. I cannot say enough about how great he is; a true professional. THANKS PATRICK!!! PLEASE SHOW THIS MESSAGE TO PATRICK

Collins

10 years of experience
120 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collins was punctual and prepared. His diagnosis and repair were fast and of high quality. Collins was personable and competent. I would wholeheartedly recommend Collins to family, friends and colleagues.

David

11 years of experience
253 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David was amazing! He arrived on time and completed the service in under an hour. He was able to give me advice on what my car needed he was able to give me advice or what my car needed next and I would definitely use him again!

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian is outstanding! He was on time and ready to get to work! He has a friendly disposition and excellent customer service! He was very professional and completed the repair in a timely manner.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mercer Island?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volkswagen Golf $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2011 GMC Savana 3500 $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2014 Ford F-150 $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38
2014 Lexus RX350 $405 $276.72 $127.98 9% $448.72
2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2007 Jaguar XJR $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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