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Number of Reviews

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Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Great guy, and good communication
Very nice

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
punctual and fast

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was professional and on time. The service was performed as planned no up charges and Jose's quality work was Top Notch. I would definitely recommend your mechanic.com and Jose to work on your car.

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John worked fast and acquirlly on Cadillac. He told my boyfriend what was the next important things that needed to get fix. My boyfriend had nothing but great things to say about his work and professionalism.

Andrew

13 years of experience
157 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Friendly, professional, and qualified. Would hire Andrew again.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Max knows his shit!!! My wife SUV was done in no time and he gave us great recommendation for our vehicles going down the road . I told him he will always have my business!!!

David

14 years of experience
55 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was really polite and was able to put my starter on really quickly. Will definitely be recommending him to my family and friends

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
My second time working with Chris's he's awesome on time and works quickly highly recommend!

Rusty

21 years of experience
352 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
On time and fixed the issue. It’s why I continue to use him. Great work done right.

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mundelein?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Matrix $297 $216.98 $79.99 8% $324.48
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2006 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2013 BMW 550i GT $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2015 Lincoln MKT $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2014 Audi S4 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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