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4.9/5

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.
Punctual andPhenomenal service. Professional and polite, I will be doing business with Brando again. He made my 1st experience with Your Mechanic a pleasure. Hopefully all techs are this way.

Brad

8 years of experience
16 reviews
Brad
8 years of experience
Brad did a great job replacing our broken starter. He was on time and explained well what was wrong with the starter and why replacement was the only option

Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert came, he saw and he conquered. He arrived before time (while totally accommodating my schedule) and quickly ascertained the issue at hand. He was extremely friendly and I could he was amazingly professional as well. He had a superbly well stocked mobile shop with a motor running at the back of his vehicle which totally fixed my concerns that this was not going to patch job. Robert is going to be my go to mechanic from now on....and yourmechanic.com, you guys rock!

Joe

41 years of experience
710 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe did a fast job and was very professional.I will call the next time i need my ride fixed.

Harold

30 years of experience
52 reviews
Harold
30 years of experience
Honest and professional. Harold answered every question I was concerned about. He explained everything to the detail about the job he performed. He went above and beyond what was expected.

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
Did a great job replacing the starter motor on my car

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Dave was very professional. He arrived early and went right to work. He completed the job and cleaned up after himself. I would definitely call him again.

Joel

19 years of experience
754 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel was very chill and professional; he replaced my starter in no time. I'd definitely recommend Joel to anyone who needs to get their old car up and running again.

Andrew

9 years of experience
250 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew was Great, timely, patient and professional.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rancho Santa Fe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Outback $292 $212.33 $79.99 8% $319.83
2012 Volkswagen Golf $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty $303 $223.18 $79.99 8% $330.68
2015 BMW 650i xDrive $745 $489.00 $255.96 10% $833.00
2015 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe $656 $495.53 $159.98 7% $710.53
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $574 $429.68 $143.98 7% $623.18

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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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