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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Tony

35 years of experience
21 reviews
Tony
35 years of experience

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience

Will

10 years of experience
49 reviews
Will
10 years of experience
Will, was awesome, Very thorough and knoweldgeable and friendly. Showed up on time and went right to work. I will highly recommend him and "Your Mechanic" If you know what you need done this service is awesome

Scott

34 years of experience
609 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Excellent

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Jacob is great guy, very knowledgeable and quick.

Joseph

25 years of experience
499 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph arrived promptly, got to work immediately, and knocked it out in no time. Great service!

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
David was delayed at job prior to our scheduled appt., but we were called and advised. Not a problem. When he arrived his attitude was positive and professional. He went about his work 'cheerfully' despite 95+ degree temps and completed the starter installation in minimal time. Were we to need a mechanic in the future, I would request David be sent out. G. P.

Ben

39 years of experience
1137 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Excellent service!

Mazyar

6 years of experience
136 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
He was polite and professional. On time for the appointment. Offered suggestions for recommended services. Allow me to test drive once the work was completed. I will be booking him again

Tyrone

7 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
Great fast service work is A1 quality , he is very friendly , I would recommend him to everyone who needs a mechanic asap.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Ramona?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Dakota $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2011 Kia Borrego $449 $321.45 $127.98 8% $493.45
2012 Volkswagen Jetta $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2015 BMW 550i GT $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2015 BMW X6 $747 $563.26 $183.97 7% $810.51
2008 BMW M6 $1220 $580.27 $639.92 15% $1440.27

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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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