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

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Jay

36 years of experience
770 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Jay was quick and very professional. Gave me honest advise on other items regarding my vehicle. Very knowledgeable and amicable. Recommend him to anyone!

Daniel

12 years of experience
32 reviews
Daniel
12 years of experience
Great service

Torrieanto

11 years of experience
581 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Not only good mechanic also good person will request him next time

Joe

42 years of experience
748 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgable...and as a single woman and mother i appreciate not feeling like I was taken advantage of. Will use yourmechanic and request Joe again.

Frank

7 years of experience
130 reviews
Frank
7 years of experience
Great experience

Arturo

11 years of experience
48 reviews
Arturo
11 years of experience
Came earlier than expected which was great and was quick competent and extremely knowledgeable. 10/10 would use again

Jeremiah

12 years of experience
83 reviews
Jeremiah
12 years of experience
Quality, timely service. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'd give him six stars if I could!

Michael

24 years of experience
199 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
My experience with Michael was very satisfying. I'm very pleased! He was very thorough. Very knowledgable and was very proficient in working on my vehicle. I should of been contacted this guy. I would definitely recommend him.

Nathaniel

9 years of experience
201 reviews
Nathaniel
9 years of experience
Nathaniel was a super nice guy who was really helpful and competent. He showed up early and began working right away. Would highly recommend this man.

TJ

25 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
25 years of experience
Incredible experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rancho Cucamonga?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2005 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty $283 $203.03 $79.99 8% $310.53
2016 BMW X6 $737 $553.33 $183.97 7% $800.58
2015 BMW 528i xDrive $540 $379.56 $159.98 9% $594.56
2016 Ford Mustang $300 $219.84 $79.99 8% $327.34

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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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