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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Friendly, courteous and on time
Richard thanks your help, you were great definitely will use you again for future services

Alfred

11 years of experience
335 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Very quick and great quality work.
On time. Fixed the problem. Was a nice person.

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Went above and beyond
Peter was very competent,courteous and professional. Came on time, knew the issue, did not try to oversell and fixed the issue in the required time.

Allen

34 years of experience
441 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Good job with the car

Gregory

29 years of experience
238 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
He showed up exactly on time and did the work. car runs great now.

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Excellent

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Definitely would recommend. The first part supplied by Yourmechanic was the wrong part and the second one was defective. I ended up just overpaying for the part at the dealer but Dellano came back and put my starter on and gave me a thorough overview of other maintenance recommendations.

Mike

11 years of experience
23 reviews
Mike
11 years of experience
Courteous and fast mechanic!

Blake

11 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
11 years of experience
Blake was absolutely top notch! In a world where there are a hundred choices for mechanics, it's hard to decide who to trust! LOOK NO FURTHER! Call this guy!

AL

10 years of experience
187 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Did a wonderful job and was very professional


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Sorrento?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Hyundai Entourage $308 $227.74 $79.99 8% $335.24
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2007 Honda Civic $324 $244.11 $79.99 7% $351.61
2015 Lexus LX570 $687 $462.70 $223.97 10% $763.70
2012 Lincoln MKZ $357 $277.48 $79.99 7% $384.98
2014 Jaguar XK $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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