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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Daniel

19 years of experience
272 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Awesome service! Daniel went the extra mile to take care of us.
Excellent mechanic! Highly recommended!

Genaro

11 years of experience
262 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
He was very nice and did an amazing job! Also he was patient to explain things to me. i appreciate that!

Eduardo

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
He showed me exactly what was wrong and even showed me a problem with it that i would have never noticed till he went to work.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
1 word: Awesome....

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Very hard working guy. Tough repair that he did in the rain. Great job!

Attila

17 years of experience
419 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
A pro - walked me through everything, taught me along the way, and double-checked a few other things too. Cleaned everything up and double-checked it all at the end. Thankful and will certainly reach out to him again!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
487 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
He was definitely knowledgeable about the services i needed. I will be going to him again in the future

Ron

19 years of experience
4 reviews
Ron
19 years of experience
Trust is something that is tough to find when it comes to car repair shops. Now I found it. your team is courteous and efficient. Ron is knowledgeable, helpful and polite. Thank you Ron, now I feel he will always take care of my truck.

Alex

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Alex was very good at describing in detail what was causing each issue with my vehical and was a quick fixer. There was no pressure when consulting business and he knows how to make good conversation outside of work as well.

Scott

26 years of experience
7 reviews
Scott
26 years of experience
Scott was very friendly, quick and professional. Would definitely use him again I need anything done!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pasadena?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Kia Optima $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2013 Toyota Tacoma $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2009 Honda Civic $319 $198.91 $119.98 11% $360.16
2014 Infiniti Q50 $495 $398.73 $95.98 6% $527.73
2006 Cadillac STS $582 $365.76 $215.97 11% $656.01
2005 Jaguar X-Type $257 $177.28 $79.99 9% $284.78

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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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