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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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5/5

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Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
he was very professional and pleasant
Awesome professional and knowledgeable

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
I couldn't be with Shawn while fixing my car. From what I've seen he did a great job and explained what all else I needed to have done and explained why.
This is the 2nd time I have used Shaun to repair my vehicle and like the 1st excellent job well done. He is my go to mechanic. Thanks Shaun!

Attila

17 years of experience
409 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila never fails and always does his best. ANYONE can appreciate a mechanic who fixes problems, but there are few who wants to prevent them. He is great at both

Luis

16 years of experience
165 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Very friendly, and professional. Does good work. Highly recommended.

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Great service! Noe was friendly and professional.

Jacob

10 years of experience
45 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Hey was very truthful and helpful

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Quick. Got the job done right

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Had follow-up work done on my car and once again, Amor came through like a boss. On time, efficient and effective job. My car is much better for it.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard was great. He explained everything and was very very helpful.

Zachary

7 years of experience
42 reviews
Zachary
7 years of experience
Good man


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Newark?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2007 Nissan Sentra $247 $166.64 $79.99 10% $274.14
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2006 BMW 760i $1202 $674.49 $527.93 13% $1383.99
2012 BMW 640i $760 $559.61 $199.97 8% $828.36
2015 BMW M4 $1080 $559.61 $519.93 14% $1258.36

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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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