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Excellent Rating


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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Matt

13 years of experience
22 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Had an absolutely fantastic experience; he went above and beyond to help me install my starter, and was helpful and friendly.
Great mechanic and dedicated to solving the problem the right way. Very friendly and came back to check two weeks later to make an adjustment at no charge. Also very willing to talk you through in layman's terms what he is doing and why it matters. Great guy all around!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Excellent
Steven is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. Steven has done an excellent job with my scheduled repair, as well as with the point inspection of my vehicle regarding future needed repairs. I will request him every time.

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Terry is a great guy and knows the auto repair business.
Friendly guy, fast and efficient service. I would make this guy my personal mechanic if I had the money for it.

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
This was my first time of using this service and I was nervous at first. Peter Pryke arrived early and diagnosed my vehicle as needing a new starter. He was very friendly and knowlegeable and welcomed any questions I had. I scheduled the appointment for the following week and he arrived early and had my vehicle finished promptly. I will definitely use this service again and request Peter Pryke as the mechanic to work on my car. Also, you do save $$$ by using this service.

Scott

34 years of experience
601 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Good

Diego

19 years of experience
435 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Very nice and straight to the point! After he finished my car, we spoke for about 10 minutes, and he gave me pointers, and explained WHY certain things sounded like that and WHY I would need to get x,y and z fixed. Very knowledgeable.

Mark

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Mark
23 years of experience
Mark was able to finish off the job in timely fashion. Very knowledgeable and friendly. His advice has helped me out a whole lot

Julio

12 years of experience
19 reviews
Julio
12 years of experience
Julio was great! Super fast and friendly service, made sure to double check if I was having any other issues with the car. Made me feel very comfortable about the whole service!

Ned

22 years of experience
52 reviews
Ned
22 years of experience
I am 100% satisfied with Ned's service before, during, and after everything was completed. I strongly recommend him and if YourMechanic's staff are all like him, then any of their other members. My car's starter stopped working so I couldn't get my truck out of my apartment complexes' garage. Ned gave me a call the day before to verify times and even offered to come a bit earlier than the online website offered during booking. I took him up on the offer to show early so he came 2 hours before the scheduled time. Rather than simply provide the specific service (I requested a starter replacement), Ned did some troubleshooting and earned my trust within his first fifteen minutes. Enough so that I left him with the car to do his work for the rest of the job. He was short, simple, and sweet and now my truck is back to normal. Much appreciated Ned.

Alex

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Alex was very good at describing in detail what was causing each issue with my vehical and was a quick fixer. There was no pressure when consulting business and he knows how to make good conversation outside of work as well.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Tempe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Kia Sorento $308 $227.74 $79.99 8% $335.24
2011 Mercury Mariner $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $324 $227.83 $95.98 9% $356.83
2014 Acura RDX $480 $399.98 $79.99 5% $507.48
2012 Audi A3 $320 $224.30 $95.98 9% $353.30
2011 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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