Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Orange.

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Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Not only a great mechanic but, from the short time knowing him, he's a great guy! He has a great attitude. Very knowledgeable, informative, and one of the most important things, HONEST! The vehicle he worked on is my daughters and I have to say, that Rocco is our mechanic from now on for that car!

Chris

20 years of experience
1644 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did a wonderful job even though it was raining the entire time he was here!

James

29 years of experience
485 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Excellent excellent

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Great guy, very fast and clean. Thanks bro.

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Arrived in a timely manner.

Mac

8 years of experience
20 reviews
Mac
8 years of experience
Mechanic was on time, thorough, courteous, and most importantly Honest. I will use him again.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
awesome mechanic very good at what he does.

Abli

8 years of experience
12 reviews
Abli
8 years of experience
I scheduled Abli to come and put a new starter. Ended up rescheduling the appointment due to the major snow storm. Being a person who when younger use to do repairs myself. I know the hazards and dangers of doing repair work in any type of snow or rain storm condition. And because the repair was being done in my driveway, Not in the comforts of a dry and warm building/garage. I just could not take the chance. He was fantastic in rescheduling. When he arrived he asked a few questions of what happen with the car and got to work. Before I knew it he said "Your starter is in." I also would like to add: I appreciate and thank him in the fact that he understood why it was so important to me to have my good old Saturn 95 repaired. Thank you Abli and yes I am going to hire him in the future should the occasion occur.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles is a true professional. He was on time, informed, courteous and personable. I want to work with Charles going forward and will recommend Charles to my family and friends.

Issac

12 years of experience
4 reviews
Issac
12 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Orange?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Hyundai Veloster $331 $242.98 $87.98 8% $361.23
2008 Mitsubishi Galant $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2005 Toyota Tacoma $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2015 BMW X5 $737 $577.51 $159.98 6% $792.51
2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 $508 $299.77 $207.97 12% $579.27
2008 Maserati GranTurismo $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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