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Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Peter replaced a starter in my 2006 Nissan Titan. The process very efficient from start to finish. Peter is a master at his craft and I have found a trustworthy mechanic that I continue to use and refer. Thank you
Peter will be my mechanic from now on.

Stacy

23 years of experience
202 reviews
Stacy
23 years of experience
Fast and friendly

Travis

12 years of experience
115 reviews
Travis
12 years of experience
Travis arrived on time, was friendly, and did a great job!

Justin

7 years of experience
40 reviews
Justin
7 years of experience
Justin was very professional. Arrived on time and was very quick and knowledgeable. Will definitely use him again!

Spencer

15 years of experience
11 reviews
Spencer
15 years of experience
He was so great and made me feel very confident about his abilities. He said what the problem was, he fixed it and he was right! I won't use anyone else after this experience. I now have less car trouble panic! I know who to call and trust.

Edgar

9 years of experience
56 reviews
Edgar
9 years of experience
Edgar was great. I was late getting there, but he was willing to reschedule and still get it done the same day.

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Kudos for Noe, He was injured on another job, but still kept our appointment! Professional and very experienced. Get well soon.

Tim

11 years of experience
101 reviews
Tim
11 years of experience
Tim was very friendly and knowledgeable of what he had to do with my car. He worked fast, but accurate. Tim worked within the given time and I was very satisfied with his work. I would use Tim again for any other work that I can't do on this car.

Matthew

32 years of experience
809 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
This guy is awesome.

Shay

27 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
27 years of experience
Thanks for the great work Shay.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oak Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Matrix $297 $216.98 $79.99 8% $324.48
2013 Ford Edge $310 $229.62 $79.99 8% $337.12
2014 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan $310 $229.62 $79.99 8% $337.12
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2005 Acura RSX $386 $233.86 $151.98 11% $438.11
2010 Jaguar XF $770 $626.02 $143.98 6% $819.52

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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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