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TJ

26 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
26 years of experience
Great
Very polite and knowledge explains what he's doing di dnt even take a break Fixed the problem perfectly

Phillip

19 years of experience
310 reviews
Phillip
19 years of experience
Phillip was timely, personable and honest. Phillip has performed work on my SUV a couple of years ago and I was happy to see that he was still with Your Mechanic. I would highly recommend Phillip to anyone looking for an auto mechanic.

Zachary

9 years of experience
43 reviews
Zachary
9 years of experience
Zachary was on time, quickly completed the repair and we were on our way! Thank you!!

Bryant

12 years of experience
581 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Great!

Eladio

10 years of experience
148 reviews
Eladio
10 years of experience
Great customer service and he works fast! Explained everything I had questions about as well.

Victor

11 years of experience
211 reviews
Victor
11 years of experience
Great service

David

42 years of experience
220 reviews
David
42 years of experience

Brandon

20 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
20 years of experience
Brandon was friendly and very knowledgeable. He replaced the starter on our car and provided additional support / advice. I highly recommend Brandon to anyone looking to get work done on a old or new car.

Will

12 years of experience
49 reviews
Will
12 years of experience
Will was better than the mechanics at meineke.

Carlos

16 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
16 years of experience
Great Guy and great work!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Millersville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $303 $223.27 $79.99 8% $330.77
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic $367 $270.65 $95.98 8% $399.65
2014 Subaru Impreza $310 $221.63 $87.98 8% $339.88
2014 BMW 535i GT xDrive $791 $550.71 $239.97 9% $873.21
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 $400 $295.61 $103.98 8% $435.36
2010 Audi S6 $1399 $423.09 $975.87 19% $1734.59

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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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