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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,034

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Dan

37 years of experience
738 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
In a word, painless. Dan arrived about 10-15 minutes early and efficiently finished the jobs I had requested. Dan and yourmechanic.com provided me with a much better alternative to leaving my car at a shop the night before and then being without transportation for the entire day.
Dan arrived on time. He brought all of the tools and repair parts required to do the work. Dan explains the work well to the car owner. And best, of all, he does a great job on the repairs. Thank you, for an excellent experience.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harishs was very friendly and professional. Arrived earlier and got the work done fast. Also explained what else could be done in the next service.

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience

Damian

9 years of experience
391 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
He works fast and efficiently along with showing up early

Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Very professional and friendly and got the job done quickly ...

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Very professional & knowledgeable of the job he's doing. Gave me some tips on taking care of my car. Would definitely recommend to my friends &family for future repairs. Good job

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Service received by Jonathan was excellent. I am very pleased with the work he performed and his demeanor was superb.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was friendly and very knowledgeable. He replaced the starter on our car and provided additional support / advice. I highly recommend Brandon to anyone looking to get work done on a old or new car.

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Jacob completed the job early and installed the starter on my car fast and in the rain. Thank you Jacob for getting me back on the road again.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1057 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick arrived on time and fixed the starter issue we were having. He explained what the issue was and how we could prevent it from recurring. He was knowledgeable and happy to stop and answer other questions regarding car maintenance in general. We'd certainly trust him to work on our cars in the future.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Seal Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Five Hundred $329 $248.98 $79.99 7% $356.48
2015 Chrysler 300 $230 $150.38 $79.99 10% $257.88
2007 Honda Civic $319 $198.91 $119.98 11% $360.16
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $497 $352.79 $143.98 9% $546.29
2008 Lexus ES350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2011 Porsche 911 $1502 $1278.03 $223.97 4% $1579.03

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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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