Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Santa Ana.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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5/5

Number of Reviews

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James

29 years of experience
462 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Very nice and professional. If you can request him request James. If I could give him more than 5 stars I would.
James is great. Next time I. Need a mechanic he will. Be who I call.

Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
It was fast and easier than going to an actual mechanic shop. More reliable and time savings.
Quick, fast and professional. I think I just found a goto guy.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
He was great. Told me i would take two hours to replace my starter because thats what the manual said, did it in one and now my car runs perfectly fine again.

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience
Dante did a very good job fixing my starter. He was very professional and careful when he was working on my car. Those are the qualities I look for in a Mechanic. I would recommend him to all my friends and family!

Breck

18 years of experience
501 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Great job, super knowledgeable. Great personality as well!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience

Dellano

16 years of experience
353 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Outstanding experience , quick ,fast and diligent ..I would definitely recommend this company to anyone I know

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Excellent service as always

Ben

39 years of experience
1085 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Excellent service!

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
very helpful in timely manner


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Santa Ana?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78
2008 GMC Acadia $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2014 Chevrolet Malibu $363 $283.48 $79.99 7% $390.98
2010 BMW 550i GT xDrive $734 $477.56 $255.96 10% $821.56
2015 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe $923 $715.15 $207.97 7% $994.65
2015 Maserati Ghibli $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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