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$154.22 - $1,118.58

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
My car has been having a slow start issue for the past year and I was finally unable to start it despite having a relatively new battery. So after many searches online, I had my first Yourmechanic service today for my starter change. The repair was performed by Godwin and I have to say it was a great experience. Godwin is extremely helpful and finished the job quickly (despite the shop gave him the wrong starter model at the beginning). It was a pleasure talking to him and learning more about my car. Definitely a 5 stars! Highly recommended!
This is my first time to use mobile mechanics. Godwin showed me his good altitude, professionalism, and friendly explanation to my car's questions. The repair cost is very reasonable and I can choose to purchase my own parts or use their parts. It is a very pleasant experience to have Godwin serviced my car.

Damian

10 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Very helpful. Worked quickly and efficiently. Very happy.
Damian showed up before the scheduled appointment and replaced the starter in my 2012 Nissan Titan Pro 4X before the scheduled appointment. Will definitely use his services again for all of my mechanical needs. I give this service 10 stars!!!

Carlos

27 years of experience
322 reviews
Carlos
27 years of experience
AWESOME JOB GETTING ME BACK ON THE ROAD ....THKS CARLOS

Clement

26 years of experience
28 reviews
Clement
26 years of experience
Very friendly and honest with his service. I will recommend and request him again for any future needs.

William

14 years of experience
10 reviews
William
14 years of experience
William was awesome! A trustworthy guy!

Jerome

23 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
thank you for all that you have done to help with repairing my car even with the bad weather -he came to the house -early -repaired my car -I am so happy that everything is running Great -Thank You Jerome !!

Phillip

18 years of experience
263 reviews
Phillip
18 years of experience
It was a tricky job but he stuck with it. A great mechanic and service person.

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Brandon was absolutely wonderful. Arrived early, finished early, and made sure everything was done and operating smoothly before leaving. Gave me an estimate on some other things he found during his inspection of the car after repair was complete and truly felt like he wasn't just pointing out things to run up a future bill. Will definitely have Brandon work on my vehicle again!

Genaro

12 years of experience
30 reviews
Genaro
12 years of experience
Genaro arrived early, was ready immediately to diagnose and begin the work I had requested to replace my starter. Throughout the process he was talkative and informative in a way that I really appreciated. I left that day confident that my car was once again reliable, and that I have a little extra car knowledge that makes me a more informed owner. Next car issue I have will definitely be going to Genaro.

Ruben

34 years of experience
78 reviews
Ruben
34 years of experience
Great Experience. Honest, Friendly, Came right on time. Would definitely use him again. Highly Recommended. Very knowledgeable. Best mechanic i have gotten to date.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Walnut?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 GMC Yukon XL $393 $297.29 $95.98 7% $426.29
2011 Ford Crown Victoria $273 $192.58 $79.99 9% $300.08
2006 Chrysler Town & Country $303 $207.00 $95.98 9% $336.00
2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 $719 $574.74 $143.98 6% $768.24
2005 BMW 545i $998 $502.28 $495.93 14% $1168.78
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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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