Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Sterling Heights.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Michael

7 years of experience
9 reviews
Michael
7 years of experience
very humble and tries very hard to make sure you are a happy camper when he is done
Very friendly and cordial. Was prompt and very concerned when the starter he replace malfunctioned and became a non working starter. Thanks Mike for making this happen.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is an experienced mechanic . He is a great communicator and very nice person to deal with . My experience was great dealing with him and I recommend him and will be using him for any future repairs .
Showed up early. Got the job done. The price was exactly what was quoted and was very reasonable. I would highly recommend and will continue to use as needed.

Jason

22 years of experience
57 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
Jason showed up actually a little early, true sign of professionalism. He had to run somewhere to grab a grinder while half way through the job, and didn't show any sign of aggrivation. He was extremely polite and will be recommending him to anyone I know who comes across any car issues.

Oreste

12 years of experience
108 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience

Barry

30 years of experience
31 reviews
Barry
30 years of experience

Luis

33 years of experience
31 reviews
Luis
33 years of experience
Luis was very resourceful and had a knack to make it happen. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him do his thing. If ever I may need a mechanic I would ask for him. thanks and this was my first experience with Your Mechanic and I am greatly appreciated.

Landen

19 years of experience
6 reviews
Landen
19 years of experience
Landen showed up early to my appointment and did a fantastic job replacing my starter. He was professional, friendly and meticulous. This is my first time using this service and I would definitely recommend Landen as well as YourMechanic to my friends and family. Thank you Landen for a job well done!

Christian

20 years of experience
68 reviews
Christian
20 years of experience

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
On time...explained exactly what he was going to do..very personable....

Andrew

24 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Great job. Came early and got it done quick. Hey Andrew you left a wrench by accident. Let me know if you need it back!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Sterling Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $393 $297.29 $95.98 7% $426.29
2005 Dodge Dakota $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2012 Acura MDX $365 $276.73 $87.98 7% $394.98
2015 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe $656 $495.53 $159.98 7% $710.53
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $574 $429.68 $143.98 7% $623.18

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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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