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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
Very convenient for me. On time, friendly. Did the job fast! Thanks!!

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
excellent service excellent customer service

Jose

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose was great and a pleasure to deal with would definitely recommend him

Zachary

7 years of experience
42 reviews
Zachary
7 years of experience
Zachary was great he was very talented and did amazing work on my car. He explains everything he is doing and what needs to be done. I will definitely be using Zachary and YourMechanic again.

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Fantastic first experience with Your Mechanic. Richard showed up 15 minutes early, was polite and courteous the whole time, replaced a starter in less than an hour, and was extremely sweet yet professional. My car has been starting perfect ever since. Thank you Richard!

Richard

9 years of experience
433 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard was professional, arrived early, worked diligently, explained the report, repair & findings. Now my car is running. Mission accomplished. I highly recommend him.

Rob

17 years of experience
23 reviews
Rob
17 years of experience
Great attitude and excellent communication

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Very happy with the service and happy with Jay Unger.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun is very knowledgable and can get work done quick and efficient. I would definitely recommend shaun for any future auto repairs. Thanks Shaun.

Michael

7 years of experience
9 reviews
Michael
7 years of experience
Very friendly and cordial. Was prompt and very concerned when the starter he replace malfunctioned and became a non working starter. Thanks Mike for making this happen.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Murrieta?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Tacoma $254 $174.40 $79.99 9% $281.90
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2004 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2013 Mercedes-Benz E400 $661 $580.98 $79.99 3% $688.48
2010 Lexus IS350 $582 $286.17 $295.96 14% $683.92
2004 BMW M3 $840 $488.05 $351.95 12% $961.05

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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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