Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Port Richey.

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Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Did a great job completed the repair quickly..
Very good work, friendly and helpful with questions.

Matthew

31 years of experience
647 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very professional very knowledgeable and service was quick.
Matthew was very friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable about my Mitsubishi . He did a great and quick job in replacing my starter and getting my car up and running again.

Wayne

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Wayne
18 years of experience
Great fast friendly. Did the jod quickly but throughly and pointed everything out to watch for in the future. Not selling but informative.

Michael

14 years of experience
505 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Mike was punctual, very detailed, and friendly. Will be using him again in the future.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Jim

19 years of experience
31 reviews
Jim
19 years of experience
Jim is a professional. I will recommend him to my friends and definitely request his services again.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
he is nice guy and fixed starter up for short time wow he experts. but he need to communicate with deaf for specific starter issue. anyway I like him.

Walter

44 years of experience
67 reviews
Walter
44 years of experience
Walter went above and beyond. He spent his valuable time explaining what he was doing and ways to improve my vehicle's maintenance. I would highly recommend Walter and plan to use him in the future.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
This was my first experience with yourmechanic.com and everything went like clockwork. Charles arrived on time, finished the work to my satisfaction, and spent time explaining the condition of my car. On top of that, it cost me less than half of what the dealer charges for this work. All I needed to do was lead him to the car, leave, go back when he was finished, and sign my name. I plan to use yourmechanic.com and Charles whenever possible in the future.

Trevor

20 years of experience
168 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
He was fast and efficient. Not much for words, but he wasn't hired for that.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Port Richey?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2004 Volvo V70 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2004 Volvo S60 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2010 BMW 750i $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2010 BMW X3 $684 $444.30 $239.97 10% $766.80
2015 Chevrolet Corvette $250 $154.09 $95.98 11% $283.09

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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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