Car Starter Repair at your home or office in New Lenox.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Eric was awesome!

Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was early fast curtious and fixed the car the first time around

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
well done. efficient. professional. convenient.

Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
Very nice and very fast! He knows what he is doing and is willing to answer any questions you have! 10/10 would recommend him to anyone!

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Hard working

Derick

9 years of experience
24 reviews
Derick
9 years of experience
Derick was great. He came early and finished the job pretty quick. He was really knowledgeable and friendly as well. I plan to use him again!

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Identified faulty starter within minutes upon first visit. Starter replacement was acquired and replaced within 24 hours. Efficient, communicative and friendly!

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Kelly showed up in time, tried to see if the problem was minor so it wouldn't have to cost a lot of money, and after ascertaining it was the starter issue, fixed quickly. He was courteous, friendly and checked the vehicle for other issues. He answered most of my questions and was very easy to work with.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
501 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth showed up on the exact time of the appointment. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He replaced the starter on my Porsche 911 which is not an easy fix, He had all the necessary tools to remove all parts to get to the starter and did it flawlessly. I watched him do the entire replacement and he was so meticulous and careful that he impressed me. The Porsche 911 is very compact car and he was able to disassemble and then reassemble everything perfectly. I would highly recommend Kenneth to anyone interested in the convenience of at home repair you wont be disappointed.

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
First-time user of Your Mechanic and was very happy. Richard was very helpful and efficient.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in New Lenox?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Nissan Quest $293 $213.32 $79.99 8% $320.82
2006 Jeep Liberty $334 $214.16 $119.98 10% $375.41
2005 Volvo S60 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2013 Acura TSX $423 $279.33 $143.98 10% $472.83
2011 Land Rover Range Rover $726 $597.68 $127.98 5% $769.68
2012 Jaguar XK $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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