Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Troutdale.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Amazing work

Brandon

18 years of experience
765 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Very professional & knowledgeable! He explained very clearly & showed me issues with my car. Happily satisfied with the services i received from Brandon. Thanks

Regis

10 years of experience
4 reviews
Regis
10 years of experience
Even though he was an hour late, he informed me hours in advance that he was going to arrive an hour late. Regis was very communicative and gave me updates on the status of my car repair. He was friendly, courteous, and was very competent and was able to fix the problem despite the fact that my engine had a 50/50 chance of starting. Would recommend!

Tung

14 years of experience
274 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung did a great job replacing the starter. Was surprised he was done so quick. Would definitely recommend his services to everyone.

Junior

24 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
24 years of experience
Great service, Junior is very professional

Brandon

16 years of experience
10 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was awesome he not only had great customer service skills he had technical skills he repaired my car with no problem been running like a champ

Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
Alex was early and helpful, assisted with diagnostics and was able to troubleshoot the issue quickly. I thought it was the starter, he found out it was just the battery and was able to complete the repairs quickly and professionally. He was also able to point out some future issues I might have, most I knew about considering the age of my car.

Derek

15 years of experience
21 reviews
Derek
15 years of experience
Thanks Derek! Had issues with my Honda and he was able to come out and fix it no problem. It's hard to find a mechanic you can trust and Derek is one that you can.

Andrew

9 years of experience
533 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
On time and switched out my starter very quickly. I definitely recommend Andrew.

Nathan

27 years of experience
257 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
He is awesome. Does great work. I'm glad he is working on our car


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
2010 Dodge Nitro $223 $142.83 $79.99 10% $250.33
2010 Subaru Legacy $283 $203.03 $79.99 8% $310.53
2009 Mazda 3 $364 $236.03 $127.98 10% $408.03
2005 Infiniti Q45 $616 $384.37 $231.97 11% $696.12
2009 BMW 750i $734 $477.56 $255.96 10% $821.56
2012 Porsche 911 $1522 $1297.75 $223.97 4% $1598.75

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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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