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Tabitha

15 years of experience
191 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Amazing experience. Job completed with no Stress and no problems. I will use Tabitha for all my car maintenance needs in the future. She was awesome!
Arrived early, completed work faster than estimated. Will use again.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was great. Would recommend to anyone.
very professional and provided an excellent service

Ryan

6 years of experience
10 reviews
Ryan
6 years of experience
My car starts right up. Thanks Ryan

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
man got skills

Christian

10 years of experience
40 reviews
Christian
10 years of experience
Christian was great. He showed up early, was able to get everything fixed and was flexible with me having to run errands while he worked.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Job well done. Very patient and helpful.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Excellent

Genaro

11 years of experience
270 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
He was prompt, tidy and polite. He informed me of when he would be arriving, and explained what needed to be done.

Nathaniel

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Nathaniel
14 years of experience

Joseph

25 years of experience
495 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
prompt, kind, efficient and knowledgeable tech. Job was done on time and the car working great.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pennsauken?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford Fusion $374 $294.28 $79.99 6% $401.78
2009 Nissan Xterra $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2014 Volkswagen Passat $382 $285.58 $95.98 7% $414.58
2005 BMW X3 $687 $535.20 $151.98 7% $739.45
2007 BMW 328xi $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2013 Porsche Panamera $1253 $1149.01 $103.98 2% $1288.76

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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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