Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mount Rainier.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Tung

14 years of experience
280 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Ting came out and replaced my starter. He was very efficient and the process was quick and easy! The rates are cheaper than going to a dealer.
Very good experience. I am new to YourMechanic and I was very pleased at the service and results. Your prices were competitive. I will use your service again.

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is a great guy and mechanic! He arrives early and does a very professional job! I will request him anytime! Thanks Chris!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Sam is a great mechanic and a really personable guy. Thanks Sam

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex took care of my starter replacement with flying colors. It took longer than the appointment estimate, but it was a very difficult replacement job. The starter on this model/year BMW is very hard to get to. The car now starts and runs like a champ.

Damian

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Excellent

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Friendly guy, fast and efficient service. I would make this guy my personal mechanic if I had the money for it.

Joel

19 years of experience
741 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel was fast, friendly and I will definitely be using him as my mechanic moving forward. Highly recommend him and this service.

David

9 years of experience
158 reviews
David
9 years of experience
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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mount Rainier?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo S60 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2004 Acura RSX $393 $233.49 $159.98 12% $448.49
2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV $375 $279.43 $95.98 8% $408.43
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $1078 $965.77 $111.98 3% $1116.27

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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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