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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Great experience will book with him again
Courteous, on time and professional. Did fast great work. Much appreciated!

Jeremy

18 years of experience
297 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
Jeremy did a great job on replacing the starter and did great! When completed the work and he started my car on the first try. Awesome work.
he went out of his way to get me going. And he did. Job well done. 6 STARS

Max

8 years of experience
19 reviews
Max
8 years of experience
Max did quality and efficient work in replacing my starter. Convenient service! Will definitely use again!

Scott

32 years of experience
346 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Excellent, just like last time.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1078 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Great job!!

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
very helpful in timely manner

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
William arrived precisely at 7am and was a professional with the starter install

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
Jerel is awesome! Incredibly nice, knowledgeable, efficient and an overall pleasure to work with! This was my first experience with mymechanic.com and I highly recommend him!!

Nicholas

9 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Very cool person and knows what he's doing .

Martin

21 years of experience
68 reviews
Martin
21 years of experience
Very thorough!! Really appreciated his professionalism.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Montvale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Nissan Versa $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98
2015 Dodge Durango $431 $230.75 $199.97 13% $499.50
2010 Toyota RAV4 $273 $193.14 $79.99 9% $300.64
2012 Cadillac CTS $317 $204.67 $111.98 10% $355.17
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 $540 $299.77 $239.97 13% $622.27
2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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