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Number of Reviews

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John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Thank you for your timely and professional and courteous and excellent job!
Very professional and helpful. Worked quickly and kept me informed throughout the process. Great experience.

Zachary

8 years of experience
19 reviews
Zachary
8 years of experience
FIrst time using this service. I loved it.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Excellent

Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Excellent service

Attila

17 years of experience
446 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Since my regular mechanic closed up shop, I have been finding it difficult to locate a good and honest mechanic. I had a unique problem with my car which Attila quickly diagnosed and fixed, in my driveway! I will definitely be requesting him for future repairs as well as reccommending him to friends and family.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
David is a wonderful technician. He was very thorough, friendly and knowledgeable. We recently moved into the area and were worried about finding a new service technician that would give us good and honest service. David far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be booking David for all of our future car needs.

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
I was very pleased with the work ethics and knowledge and courteous manner that Nathan displayed as he worked on the Camry. I would have him come again if needed. Very detailed.

Roland

15 years of experience
27 reviews
Roland
15 years of experience
Roland was absolutely courteous and professional. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was 100% before he left. I would recommend him to all my family and friends.

Christopher

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Christopher
14 years of experience
Chris was on time and got the work done promptly. I was low on oil so even topped it off for me.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Russell was excellent, he was punctual, polite & quick to get the job done.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Troy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Sorento $505 $376.53 $127.98 8% $548.53
2005 Nissan Sentra $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2013 Lincoln MKT $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $1185 $984.87 $199.97 5% $1253.62
2014 Porsche Panamera $1572 $1228.14 $343.95 6% $1690.39

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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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