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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
very knowledgeable. good service. good price.
Alex is awesome! He is very patient and nice. He explained pretty everything to me before he started chaning the starter.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Excellent! Came on time, professional, changed the starter in a heartbeat. Did full inspection and made valuable recommendations.
Joseph seemed to know his work and was extremely polite; if needed I will have him again at my place for other job in my car

Timothy

46 years of experience
200 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Timothy is very courteous and intelligent mechanic with a great depth of experience. It was a pleasure meeting him and I will ask for him specifically in the future when need the services of YourMechanic.
Timothy was fantastic, extremely efficient and professional. Very highly recommended.

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience

Chris

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
I found Chris to be very friendly and professional. would highly recommend Chris. thanks Chris for a good experience.

Jacob

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Awesome guy! Very professional. Repair was completed in record time. He deserves a raise and an all expense paid vacation.

Edmar

20 years of experience
138 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Great

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience

Adam

14 years of experience
64 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Adam was professional and honest, he did a great job on my vehicle and in the future I will request him for any maintenance on my vehicle.

Erick

17 years of experience
25 reviews
Erick
17 years of experience
Was on Time and did an excellent job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Plano?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2014 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2010 Chevrolet Impala $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2015 BMW 335i xDrive $616 $400.46 $215.97 10% $690.71
2011 BMW 750i $719 $462.84 $255.96 10% $806.84
2012 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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