Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rancho Cordova.

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Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Vlad was on-time (a little early, in fact), professional, and very knowledgeable. He was efficient and fixed the problem in my car right away. Great find!
He arrived on time. Vladimir is very personable and knowledgeable. He treated out starter and speed us why it was bad and shows us the comparison against the new one. He let us know what he was doing and topped off all fluids as well as all around visual inspection on our vehicle. We will definately be using him for any future work we need done.

Long

20 years of experience
32 reviews
Long
20 years of experience
Mr. Long was very fast and completely knew what he was doing. An honest mechanic is great to find. I will definitely want to use him in the future if I can request a specific mechanic.

CESAR

13 years of experience
27 reviews
CESAR
13 years of experience
Very happy. Got a call/txt when he was on his way. showed up on schedule, did what he was supposed to do in a timely manor. He took a video of my problem so I could see it without having to crawl under the car myself. I recommend Cesar if you need a mechanic.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Exhibit wonderful knowledge, showed great patience in walking through intricate details on what is being done, what is the root cause of the issue. Very pleasant individual. Did a wonderful job! Highly recommended!

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience

Alejandro

9 years of experience
48 reviews
Alejandro
9 years of experience
Great service and experience.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent work!!

Robert

9 years of experience
20 reviews
Robert
9 years of experience
He is great. He double checked my car because I thought it was my starter. Turns out it's my battery cables and battery so I can get that fixed with him soon.

Herman

11 years of experience
86 reviews
Herman
11 years of experience
Great service!

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.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rancho Cordova?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Savana 3500 $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2008 Dodge Dakota $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2014 Subaru Outback $323 $242.98 $79.99 7% $350.48
2011 Lexus GS350 $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2006 Infiniti M35 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2009 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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