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Joseph

19 years of experience
494 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Joseph was on time, knowledgeable and very nice. He did a great job within an hour. I would defiantly recommend him to my friends and will be using him in the future.
It was great job.

Michael

39 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
39 years of experience
Beast....
My first experience with yourmechanic.com. I will recommend it to everyone I speak with. What an awesome service AND I am so pleased to know that Michael will receive notice for any further work I need completed. Keep up the great work !!! --Chuck

Jay

36 years of experience
768 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience

Roberto

11 years of experience
123 reviews
Roberto
11 years of experience
Awesome Mechanic knows about cars

Augie

30 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
30 years of experience
Best mechanic ever and has extensive knowledge! Extremely helpful and pleasant!

Andrew

14 years of experience
294 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
My car starts again, Thanks Andrew! Very knowledgeable Mechanic, would definitely recommend to friends.

Tim

20 years of experience
55 reviews
Tim
20 years of experience
Tim arrived on time, successfully diagnosed and fixed the problem. He was courteous, punctual, and provided a great service. He answered all my questions and communicated when there was a potential problem with the repair.

Matt

14 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
14 years of experience
Matt is a real expert at his trait, a true professional. I had an appointment with him to have my car’s Starter replaced. He arrived on time, ready to work. The appointment was scheduled for an hour but he finished ahead of schedule and he used some of that extra time to check out a water leak in my trunk. Outstanding Mechanic that goes above and beyond providing service with a smile. Thank you

Pete

15 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
15 years of experience
Great all around!

Tyree

14 years of experience
14 reviews
Tyree
14 years of experience
He was very punctual knowledgeable. Very good customer service .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Salt Lake City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Cruze $260 $180.34 $79.99 9% $287.84
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic $334 $237.99 $95.98 8% $366.99
2014 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2016 Cadillac SRX $384 $271.57 $111.98 9% $422.07
2012 Infiniti G37 $479 $398.73 $79.99 5% $506.23
2009 Porsche 911 $1626 $1401.53 $223.97 4% $1702.53

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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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