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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,918

Rating Summary
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Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris knows what he's doing. I appreciate his honesty and knowledge.
Great

Nick

12 years of experience
90 reviews
Nick
12 years of experience
Excellent job, thank you

Pardeep

19 years of experience
579 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Extremely professional and prompt! Pardeep helped me replace my starter.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
I was in the middle of replacing the starter to my 97 VW Jetta all on my own, and the end was in sight. I had successfully taken the starter out, so I just needed to reverse my steps and install the new one. Little did I know, that the hole for the top 8" bolt was slightly misaligned (no wonder it took a bit of tugging and pulling to take out) and getting it back in was near impossible. Since it was so long, it went through the starter, transmission chassis, and then into a motor mount chassis. I tried to raise the motor via various jack points along the engine/transmission, but nothing would allow me to get the bolt back in. I was pretty frustrated and at my wits end. Enter Grzegorz. Grzegorz arrived on the scene and instantly started loosening all the motor mount bolts that held the entire motor/transmission in place. He was even able to loosen one of the motor mounts that I was unable to, as well as quickly locate 2 other motor mounts to loosen as well. Once that was done, I helped him slowly jack up the transmission as he was looking down the bolt shaft w/ his mirror. After he told me to stop, he was able to insert the bolt problem free. Everything after that was downhill and a piece of cake. I was extremely impressed with Grzegorz's knowledge of cars, specifically what motor mount bolts needed to be loosened, as well as his wide array of tools that he had at his disposal. He had a special ratchet or wrench for every occasion, and knew how to use them as well. His services are perfect if you're a big DIY guy like I am, and end up finding yourself in a tight spot. Sometimes walk-throughs and online car forums can only get you so far. To get you the rest of the way, you need a mechanic like Grzegorz from YourMechanic.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
362 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Showed on time and had my van fixed in about an hour

ROBERT

15 years of experience
27 reviews
ROBERT
15 years of experience
Robert did a masterful job in replacing my car’s starter. Can’t recommend him enough!

TJ

24 years of experience
341 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Very proffesional. Excellent mechanic

Brian

20 years of experience
23 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Fixed the starter on my GFs Honda Accord very quickly. Was on time as well!

Max

28 years of experience
19 reviews
Max
28 years of experience
Great mechanic, very experienced, gives great tips & gets the job done right

Brandon

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
will always use him whenever possible


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Nutley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Nissan Altima $379 $298.79 $79.99 6% $406.29
2007 Pontiac G5 $295 $214.76 $79.99 8% $322.26
2007 Toyota Tundra $254 $174.40 $79.99 9% $281.90
2004 BMW 645Ci $1126 $518.48 $607.92 15% $1335.48
2007 Cadillac CTS $285 $204.67 $79.99 8% $312.17
2011 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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