Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mission Viejo.

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5/5

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was amazing! He called ahead to let me know he was running behind, which for me is huge! Communication is the most important thing, and he is great at that! He got to my place and determined the starter was out and then helped me determine the next steps. He came back to finish the job as promised, and he did not leave until it was done. A lot of people would just leave and come back another time, but he asked if he could make sure I had a working car, even if it was 9PM and he got it done! I have never been happier with a mechanic!
Chris is a guy who knows what he is doing, and cares to do a quality job. Instead of just replacing the starter, he diagnosed the reason to make sure that it wasn't an electrical issue or an electronic key issue. Once he was sure that it was the starter, he replaced it. Thank you for a job very well done!

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He showed up on time and was very efficient with his work. I would definitely use him again!
Good job by Joseph. Courteous and friendly guy. Would recommend him work on my vehicles again.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Very Courteous and friendly. He came to my house on time. He had very clean work.

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric was professional and knows what he is doing. Friendly and easy to talk with.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
This was our first time using YourMechanic and Theodore was the perfect mechanic to work on our car. He was professional from the beginning to the end. Helped us out with noticing extra items that could be fixed. He took the time to answer a few questions I had that did not have anything to do with the job at hand and I truly appreciated this. Our job was finished on time. Thanks again Theodore!

Ben

23 years of experience
22 reviews
Ben
23 years of experience
Honest Diagnosis. Thanks Ben!

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Very courteous

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
He was early and replaced my starter (as recommended by someone else). I thought there might be an alternator issue as my car would not start when jumped and made clicking noises. Nicholas said my alternator was fine. Car started and he left. emailed his recommendations on oil change and brake work but nothing else was recommended. I was disappointed to find my car still had same issues 3 days later (had not been driven since Nicholas made repair). now i think batter may need to be replaced and i'm left wondering why he didn't check that if he was checking alternator. Feeling a little let down that wasn't checked by the mechanic. now, i have to have someone else look at it and pay another fee. not a happy camper now.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto was great! He was on time very knowledgeable and we will definitely be requesting him again!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mission Viejo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Toyota Highlander $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2007 Ford Escape $323 $226.65 $95.98 9% $355.65
2012 Toyota Corolla $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2015 BMW 228i $617 $408.88 $207.97 10% $688.38
2013 BMW 750Li $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2005 Porsche Boxster $1528 $1303.65 $223.97 4% $1604.65

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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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