Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Saint John.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Casey was amazing! He explained what the problem was and how he fixed it. When we ran into a small snag, He went above and beyond to fix the problem for me. I feel very confident driving my car knowing he has been inder the hood (I didn't even have that confidence when I bought it ). Funny, engaging and down to earth, Casey made what was turning out to be a horrible day at work, a happy ending after all. Thank you!
He was awesome! Did the job fast!

Nicholas

19 years of experience
348 reviews
Nicholas
19 years of experience
GReat guy. Very knowleagable., Would recommend to all my family.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Very knowledgeable about the starter issue we were having. Helped contact the parts store when I accidentally ordered the wrong part.

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is just the best - period

TJ

24 years of experience
341 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Very friendly and patient.

Josue

9 years of experience
18 reviews
Josue
9 years of experience
Did a great job

Clark

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Clark
14 years of experience
Clark was very professional, knowledgable and clean. I would 100% recommend Clark.

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Michael is awesome! This is our first experience using this website and I was a little weary about it because I had never used or heard of it before. The guy on the phone who took my request was super nice and answered all my questions. The text messages and emails are very helpful and courteous. Micheal is so nice, he arrived on time, and he got the job done super fast. We love Micheal and we will ask for him again the next time we need something. There was also an extra part that he needed to change and he didn't add it to the bill since it was just an extra part he had. Thank you Michael! I will be using this service again!

Jerome

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Jerome
14 years of experience
None at this time

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Very pleased with service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Saint John?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Scion tC $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2013 Aston Martin DB9 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $319 $239.02 $79.99 7% $346.52
2010 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2015 Audi Q5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01
2006 Jaguar S-Type $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08

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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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