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Number of Reviews

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Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable both import and domestic vehicle, answered many of my question about vehicle troubleshooting, i will recommend everybody and family for hiz excellent knowledgeable professional.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
I have nothing but praise for Godwin. I was highly impressed with the whole experience. I will request Godwin for all of my future auto needs from YourMechanic.com. I now know that I have a mechanic who takes online scheduling with an excellent support team behind him. Godwin rocked!

Albert

20 years of experience
80 reviews
Albert
20 years of experience
Explained the process of the starter. Very knowledgeable mechanic. Great attitude!

Tom

40 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
40 years of experience
Mr. Gaynor's service was beyond my expectation. He was courteous, very knowledgable, neat, very, very thorough, explained every detail...would rate 6 stars if possible. I would not hesitate using this service again.

Helder

30 years of experience
28 reviews
Helder
30 years of experience
he was early and did a great job and checked the battery as well.

Carlos

26 years of experience
272 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
CARLOS WAS FRIENDLY AND WORKED HARD TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT. I WILL BE USING HIS SERVICES AGAIN IN THE FUTURE

Brad

26 years of experience
14 reviews
Brad
26 years of experience
brad was very knowledgeable and helpful, he did a great job on something that was not very easy to do or a straightforward.

Richard

14 years of experience
77 reviews
Richard
14 years of experience
I took a few days to post a review -- to test out the health of the new starter that Richard replaced. But just as I expected, based off his professionalism and attention to detail, the car is running great several days later. He provided a great service experience, arrived early, and I trusted that he correctly diagnosed the problem and fixed it. I couldn't ask for a better experience. Thank you, Richard!

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Amazing job. I had my doubts when I looked into using YourMechanic.com but after the job was done so quickly and easily I will definitely use it again.

Patrick

11 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Patrick has come out to my home to help me fix issues with my vehicle twice now. I highly recommend him to any and everyone if you need someone trustworthy, punctual, knowledgeable, and polite.


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
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $598 $358.11 $239.97 12% $680.61
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $460 $308.15 $151.98 10% $512.40
2009 Acura RL $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2004 Land Rover Freelander $486 $406.06 $79.99 5% $513.56
2014 BMW M6 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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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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