Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Pontiac.

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
No issue with Brandon...just YourMechanic, car still doesn't work and no diagnostic done to validate part works.
Brandon was absolutely wonderful. Arrived early, finished early, and made sure everything was done and operating smoothly before leaving. Gave me an estimate on some other things he found during his inspection of the car after repair was complete and truly felt like he wasn't just pointing out things to run up a future bill. Will definitely have Brandon work on my vehicle again!

Joe

41 years of experience
707 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did excellent work. Very effective, efficient and friendly! A+
Joe was great. We had a little hiccup after the initial work was done but Joe came back and fixed the issue. I have already recommended him to my parents and colleagues at work.

Jarius

19 years of experience
48 reviews
Jarius
19 years of experience
Arrived on time. Very professional and courteous. Problem solved. Thanks will recommend to others.

Kevin

21 years of experience
81 reviews
Kevin
21 years of experience

Ernest

23 years of experience
10 reviews
Ernest
23 years of experience
Showed up on time which nowadays is a chore for some. Needed a starter and oxygen sensor installed. Got right to work and completed job at my house within an hour . Very friendly and professional A pleasure to deal with

Wilson

11 years of experience
289 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
One of the best mechanics I've ever dealt with, and just getting better! Thrilled with Wilson's work! I'd give more than 5 stars if I could.

Damian

9 years of experience
401 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great job, very professional.

Bryant

10 years of experience
290 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Great guy. Friendly, on time, and got me up and running with his expertise and knowledge. Would definitely hire again

John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was very professional and patient.

Luke

14 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
14 years of experience
Went well as expected


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pontiac?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2006 Buick Terraza $288 $207.56 $79.99 8% $315.06
2013 Mazda 6 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2012 BMW 528i xDrive $569 $408.88 $159.98 8% $623.88
2015 BMW 228i xDrive $569 $408.88 $159.98 8% $623.88
2010 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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