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Number of Reviews

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Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was very professional and got the job done fast. He let me know the steps he was taking and the parts that I had wrong waited for me to go get the right part and fixed my truck. his service is very outstanding and well appreciated. Thanks jose I will be using his services again in the near future as well as tell others.

Stanley

21 years of experience
27 reviews
Stanley
21 years of experience
My bank wouldn’t allow my card to go through, Stanley waited patiently for 45 minutes while the issue was straightened out then got the work done quickly and correctly. I greatly appreciate Stanley and would gladly use YourMechanic again!

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Very professional and courteous

Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
I didnt want him to leave!

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Very happy, On time, very polite, Will call again to have the recommendation work done in the near future. Thank you

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
GREAT PERSONALITY, KNOWLEDGE AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. GREAT JOB.

Joseph

25 years of experience
498 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Amazing

Jose

14 years of experience
293 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Great Service. Jose is very knowledgeable and courteous.

Tung

14 years of experience
283 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung was prompt, very courteous, and fixed my car quickly. His communication with me was excellent. I'm extremely happy with the service he provided.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
Steve , very polite to call ahead & explain that the replacement of the starter would take longer.than estimated. He did come early & finished job & car up & running again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Fernando?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford Fusion $374 $294.28 $79.99 6% $401.78
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2014 Ram C/V $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38
2006 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $456 $311.90 $143.98 9% $505.40
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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