Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Tualatin.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jose

14 years of experience
293 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
He's a great mechanic and has awesome customer service!
He was very fast, friendly, and efficient. I would definitely recommend him.

Corey

14 years of experience
11 reviews
Corey
14 years of experience
Came 10 minutes early then scheduled time. He's not someone who will talk your ear off but, he is someone who who gets the job done. Finished putting in my starter in 2 hours! Got done early. Great job Corey!

Chris

18 years of experience
401 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Excellent service.

Gerron

32 years of experience
175 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Gerron is the best!!!!! I have found my new mechanic!!!!!

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Great and fast service

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph is definitely someone who you can trust and very knowledgeable of what's going on with my vehicle. I PRAISE GOD for sending me someone that care about the custom and take his time explaining the problem with my car.

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Fixed immediate problem under difficult circumstances

Jeremy

18 years of experience
305 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
Earlier than time specified which was excellent. Kind and knowledgeable. Will definitely use this service again and hopefully have Jeremy do the work.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
This was my first experience with a mobile mechanic and I am honestly never going back to a shop again. Jeffrey went above and beyond, was super flexible, and ended up costing about $150 less than what it would've at AAA. He is super cool to talk to as well! Would HIGHLY recommend mobile mechanics and Jeffrey in particular.

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Francisco was excellent in working on my car. He was very knowledgeable about my car problem and in fixing it. He was also pleasant to conversate with. I will be asking for him on my next auto job. Thank you!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Tualatin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Buick Rendezvous $295 $215.43 $79.99 8% $322.93
2011 Buick Regal $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2013 Honda Crosstour $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2015 Audi Q7 $1431 $511.58 $919.88 18% $1747.83
2011 Infiniti FX50 $543 $431.23 $111.98 6% $581.73
2005 Jaguar XJR $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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