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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Very fast and professional! Came in and did his work and car perked right up. Deffenitly having Theodore back for any dirtier maintenance
The was on time, got to work. Got the job done and gave a list of other items for me to repair ok n the future.

Jay

35 years of experience
705 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Great work and very knowledgeable

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Csme early completed and very diligent

James

14 years of experience
23 reviews
James
14 years of experience
James was great. I will use yourmechanic.com from now on.

Carlos

23 years of experience
122 reviews
Carlos
23 years of experience
I will definitely call Carlos again if we have any other car issues. He has been around for awhile and obviously knows what he is doing. We rescheduled because it was way too hot to be working outside and he was very flexible with setting a new appointment time. He showed us the new part and even recorded the sound of the dysfunctional starter so we could hear how much better is was with the new one. Very satisfied with his work.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith was great. Showed up on time and was done quickly. A true pro. I'll definitely be using him in the future.

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Very polite, got the job done quick and my car runs great! Will be using this service again!

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Great Guy, him and his wife both made me feel at ease, really hardworking and honest group of people.

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
Awesome. Great job.

Paul

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Very fast. Had my car up and running right away


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pacific Palisades?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2014 Chevrolet Spark $260 $180.19 $79.99 9% $287.69
2005 Saab 9-2X $227 $147.18 $79.99 10% $254.68
2008 BMW 528i $676 $444.30 $231.97 10% $756.05
2006 Cadillac Escalade $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2015 Jaguar XJ $727 $647.26 $79.99 3% $754.76

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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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