Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Thornton.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Chris

18 years of experience
402 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Friendly and messaged back quickly. Good experience.
Really good experience. Chris arrived promptly and replaced my starter very quickly. No issues. Friendly., very professional. Would highly recommend him.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
I will use Mr. Brandon did a great job I will recommend this mechanic again.
Even with the complications of buying the wrong part and waiting til we got the right one, he was great! Thank you so much

James

29 years of experience
489 reviews
James
29 years of experience
This is a service that I will always use if needed...the mechanic showed up on time was quick fast and efficient and he gave us a quote for the other things wrong with the car. I am very pleased :)

Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore did a great job. He arrived on time, was very polite, and made sure everything was done to my standards. He finished quicker than I was quoted and made sure I was charged for 1.5 hours of labor rather than the 3 hour estimate. I will be requesting to work with Theodore in the future.

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
There is additional work that needs to be done with the car. The reading for a previous auto mechanic's scan stated P0040 - Upstream O2 sensor swapped Bank to Bank.Possible causes Crossed Heated Oxygen Sensor harness connection; Wiring swapped from one Oxygen Sensor to the other; Wiring changed at the computer connection or in the harness.This time it was P0100 - Mass Air Flow Sensor. Possible causes MAF Sensor circuit open or shorted; Intake air leaks (unmetered are after MAF Sensor); Defective MAF Sensor; Electronic Control Module (ECM) Powertrain Module (PCM) concern.

Keith

16 years of experience
286 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Great experience for first-time, would highly recommend !!! Had starter replaced in less than an hour !!!

Ralph

36 years of experience
124 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Excellent communication. Very satisfied with the work done.

David

14 years of experience
56 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was really polite and was able to put my starter on really quickly. Will definitely be recommending him to my family and friends

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
The best. Friendly and so knowledgeable. I'm asking for him every time I need anything.

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
on time and spot on with his service, would hire again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Thornton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen Passat $353 $257.13 $95.98 8% $386.13
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $398 $302.38 $95.98 7% $431.38
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT $675 $339.39 $335.95 14% $790.89
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $658 $418.33 $239.97 11% $740.83
2013 Land Rover Range Rover $815 $687.12 $127.98 5% $859.12
2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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