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Number of Reviews

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Richard

19 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
I really like him. He did a very good getting my car that running that had been sitting for 8 months

John

19 years of experience
466 reviews
John
19 years of experience
John was super kind, professional and thorough. He turned a bad day into a good one and patiently got my truck up and running again!!! Thanks John!!!

Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
very very professional probably one of the best mechanics in ORLANDO FLORIDA

Jay

36 years of experience
775 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Jay was great! Arrived on time, got the job done quickly. Explained any questions i had. Very satisfied with Jay!

Alex

14 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Friendly guy, easy to work with. Did the job well and quickly

Chris

10 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
10 years of experience
Chris was actually early for my 7am appointment. But because he received the wrong part (part did not match the part number on the box) he had to make a run to O'Reilly's before he could finish my job. This was still THE BEST experience I've had since moving to Arizona. Thanks!

James

15 years of experience
23 reviews
James
15 years of experience
Came out and did the job even though it was raining Thanks so much

David

7 years of experience
36 reviews
David
7 years of experience
The beginning was disappointed but not David’s fault but was very nice and did the job within 30 minutes.

Victor

10 years of experience
211 reviews
Victor
10 years of experience
Excellent

Casey

23 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
23 years of experience
Casey was amazing! He explained what the problem was and how he fixed it. When we ran into a small snag, He went above and beyond to fix the problem for me. I feel very confident driving my car knowing he has been inder the hood (I didn't even have that confidence when I bought it ). Funny, engaging and down to earth, Casey made what was turning out to be a horrible day at work, a happy ending after all. Thank you!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Troutdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford Focus $261 $181.11 $79.99 9% $288.61
2008 Jeep Patriot $261 $148.89 $111.98 12% $299.39
2008 Chrysler 300 $314 $201.88 $111.98 10% $352.38
2005 BMW 645Ci $1123 $514.80 $607.92 15% $1331.80
2010 BMW X6 $842 $465.78 $375.95 13% $971.03
2013 Porsche Cayenne $2035 $971.50 $1063.86 15% $2401.25

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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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