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Dellano

18 years of experience
502 reviews
Dellano
18 years of experience
Dellano called before arrival and was 15 minutes early. He was friendly and honest and did a great job with the car. He replaced my starter quicker than expected. I would highly recommend Dellano!
extremely knowledgeable, works well with the customer

Peter

25 years of experience
501 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Peter was extremely knowledgeable and also patient while explaining the issues with my car.

Luke

8 years of experience
28 reviews
Luke
8 years of experience
Luke was absolutely phenomenal. Extremely knowledgeable and great to work with. He changed the starter on my infiniti and did a full inspection in about an hour and a half. I will be recommending yourmechanic to many of my friends because of him. Very impressed.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
26 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nathaniel was professional and got the car going again without me having to get it towed to a shop.

Isai

27 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
27 years of experience
Isai called to say he was available earlier than planned. Worked out very well. He replaced the started and explained the difference between the parts he gets and the parts that are sold in auto stores. I'm very glad that he was the mechanic that was assigned to my van. I will use Isai every time.

Abdoulie

4 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
4 years of experience
Abdoulie was very friendly and professional did a great job had a new starter for my car and u actually see him put it on it's something about seeing the mechanic actually put the part on your car helps me build that relationship with mechanic and consumers great job abdoulie!!!!! See u in a few weeks for more work

Patrick

15 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
15 years of experience
Fixed my car in short amount of time and provided additional helpful recommendations.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1378 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Showed up early. Great serviceoop

Derek

23 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
23 years of experience
I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Derek and Yourmechanic.com for making a historically problematic, expensive and stressful situation the exact opposite. Our mechanic Derek is honest, reliable, efficient, and completely changed my vision of auto repair. I am committed to using only yourmechanic.com for all our auto services moving forward, and am excited to tell everyone I know about this company. The days of the "trustworthy mechanic" being an oxymoron are long gone. I applaud this company on their business acumen and choice of mechanics. Thank you!

Ronnie

30 years of experience
94 reviews
Ronnie
30 years of experience
Ronnie was great


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Methuen?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Impala $358 $261.72 $95.98 8% $390.72
2007 Honda Civic $542 $357.74 $183.97 10% $604.99
2013 Suzuki SX4 $398 $317.61 $79.99 6% $425.11
2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 $380 $300.00 $79.99 6% $407.50
2014 BMW 640i Gran Coupe $791 $550.71 $239.97 9% $873.21
2014 Porsche Panamera $1667 $1322.56 $343.95 6% $1784.81

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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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