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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Great service...................I will be using him again for sure. Fair prices and great work. You can't bet that . Very happy with Chris . THANK YOU
Friendly, Courteous and professional. Arrived on time,completed on time and did a final check before he left. I would recommend him to my friends.

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Quick. Good work. Honest.
Excellent in all respects.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Terry was on time, courteous and professional. I would not hesitate to book him again

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
I spent about 20 years in the transportation industry, 17 as a wrench and 3 in management, so I know what a good mechanic is. This was my first time using YourMechanic.com and it went off without a hitch. Terry let me know about an accident which might cause him to be about 15 minutes late which was thoughtful. Terry is a very professional and knowledgeable technician and he did a great job and even finished the job a bit earlier than expected. I still do a lot of my own repairs but I will definitely use YourMechanic.com again and will request Terry if/when that happens. Thanks

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Did a great job and was very friendly.

Benji

20 years of experience
71 reviews
Benji
20 years of experience
Very friendly and explained the problem and fix.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Very knowledgeable kind and quick!! Highly recommended!! Thanks

Jason

9 years of experience
16 reviews
Jason
9 years of experience
Jason was fantastic. He arrived exactly on time, was knowledgeable, polite, and made sure to show me that my vehicle was working correctly before his departure. He was able to get everything completed within a few hours. He saved me a lot of time and hassle.

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Kyle worked hard to get the job done

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary was very helpful with this job. He took his time to ensure everything was finished properly.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Scottsdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Fusion $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2011 Chrysler 200 $479 $295.23 $183.97 11% $542.48
2008 Volkswagen Touareg $393 $296.98 $95.98 7% $425.98
2014 Audi A8 Quattro $1194 $554.54 $639.92 15% $1414.54
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $837 $677.50 $159.98 6% $892.50
2005 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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