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4.7/5

Number of Reviews

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Pardeep

19 years of experience
578 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Great experience!
He was very professional and completed the job in 45 minutes. Thank you again Pardeep.

Honorio

17 years of experience
757 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
He is friendly and works pretty fast.
Always on time and very knowledgable.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is competent, he knows what's wrong with the car and how to exactly fix it.

Edgardo

13 years of experience
25 reviews
Edgardo
13 years of experience
He called to let me know he was on his way and arrived at our agreed upon time where I work. He did the work within the allotted time and called me when he was done replacing the starter motor in my minivan. I went outside and the minivan started great. No more weak or rasping noises, just a quick, strong start like a new car. Edgardo was very polite and helpful. The price for the repair was a very fair. Less than a garage would have been and I didn't have to take time off work to go to a garage and drop off my car and find a transportation to and from. I'll call him again for any repairs that can be done while I'm at work.

Bacle

15 years of experience
60 reviews
Bacle
15 years of experience
Great job. Very satisfied.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Christian

20 years of experience
68 reviews
Christian
20 years of experience

Napoleon

25 years of experience
147 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
He was very professional and did a great job

Hiram

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
23 years of experience
Great!

Peter

23 years of experience
227 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was extremely knowledgeable and professional.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Santa Clara?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Sonoma $294 $213.94 $79.99 8% $321.44
2010 Toyota Camry $451 $370.99 $79.99 5% $478.49
2006 GMC Savana 2500 $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 $599 $455.27 $143.98 7% $648.77
2015 BMW 550i GT $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2006 Porsche Boxster $1528 $1303.65 $223.97 4% $1604.65

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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.

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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