Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Morgan Hill.

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Number of Reviews

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Wilson

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Customer service with Wilson was extremely professional. Highly recommended for A+A+A+ Service. Thank-you.
One of the best mechanics I've ever dealt with, and just getting better! Thrilled with Wilson's work! I'd give more than 5 stars if I could.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Trung was awesome; professional, friendly and very knowledgeable!

Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 years of experience
Sami worked very hard - changing the starter proved to be a lot harder as some bolts were rusted. Nevertheless, he did not give up and persevered till he was successful. My compliments for his dedication to getting the job done, despite the challenge.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Thoroughly professional friendly knowledgeable I am very satisfied would highly recommended him

Anthony

31 years of experience
79 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Wasn't sure if my car was gonna run again but Anthony pulled it off. Thanks!

Travis

11 years of experience
300 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
I will use this service again. Travis got the job done correctly,and in a timely way! Plus the price was very reasonable for the work that was done!

Ruben

33 years of experience
71 reviews
Ruben
33 years of experience
Great Experience. Honest, Friendly, Came right on time. Would definitely use him again. Highly Recommended. Very knowledgeable. Best mechanic i have gotten to date.

Gustavo

15 years of experience
41 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable! Excellent service! I would highly recommend.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri was courteous and friendly. Kiri was open to explaining the car repairs each step of the way.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Morgan Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2008 Toyota RAV4 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2006 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2008 BMW 328xi $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2010 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2015 Jaguar F-Type $857 $712.61 $143.98 5% $906.11

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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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