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Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
He's an awesome mechanic! Punctual, respectful, courteous, friendly, and he did a great job! Hopefully he remains our mechanic because I will be getting some new brake pads shortly. Highly recommend him and YourMechanic services.

Ben

39 years of experience
1137 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben brings professionalism to another level. He is thorough in his inspections, savvy and experienced! Ben also fashions a superb work ethic! The guy is just plain nice too! He even washed my car.
Ben arrived on time as scheduled. He inspected the car and gave us the right diagnosis. He replaced the starter of our car very quickly and professionally. He also fixed the A/C so the car was ready the very same day he came here. He is a also knowledgeable and friendly guy. Besides, he brought everything he needed to check and fix the car.

Scott

32 years of experience
41 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Fast and ready and quick service

Michael

19 years of experience
80 reviews
Michael
19 years of experience
Nice quy. Thorough review of my car. Arrived on time. Fast. Will request Michael for next maintenance or repair.

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Matt was delightfully early. Explained what he was going to do. He was thorough and took great care with my S2000. When replacing the starter didn't seem to correct the problem, he searched for the problem and pin pointed it. I got that issue fixed and voila, the car now runs smoothly. Matt pointed out a couple of minor problems that eventually I will have to fix. All in all, Matt did an excellent job and finished early!

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
The service provided by Mr. Noe Retes was great

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
man got skills

Dellano

16 years of experience
382 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Dellano was fantastic. What I liked most was that he was very happy to show me how the repair would and explain the motions along the way. That way it was a learning experience instead of just sitting on the side and waiting. Dellano was on time, professional, and focused. It was about the work and he enjoyed the work. He was happy to point out other issues that I would need to keep an eye on and gave me tips on how to do it myself. And I know that if I'm not able, I have someone who is reliable, friendly, competent, and kind to help fix it.

Honorio

17 years of experience
762 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Honorio is amazing. Deeply knowledgable and reliable!

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Punctual and professional service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Tacoma?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler Aspen $268 $156.22 $111.98 12% $306.72
2010 Volkswagen CC $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2010 Infiniti FX50 $543 $431.23 $111.98 6% $581.73
2013 Land Rover LR2 $823 $742.89 $79.99 3% $850.39
2009 Jaguar XK $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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