Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Wayne.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Great
Very professional and highly reliable. He identified immediately the problem and fixed it within time. I am very happy with the service and will certainly requests his services again.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was great he really new what to do and made sure my truck was good to go, I would recommend this service in the future.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was very professional, on time and courteous. He was through and answered our questions. I would highly recommend Joe and he knew his job and got right to it. Thanks Joe!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pradeep was knowledgeable and efficient. He did a good job with my car. He was a little late, but he called beforehand and communicated the reason for being late.

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar was timely and friendly,he helped to show me how to put in a starter relay, after he had installed a new starter...the car still did not turn over..which was costly on my part. Next time, when I have a car that won't start, is to have it towed to the automotive shop !!

MARK

27 years of experience
18 reviews
MARK
27 years of experience
Very nice and smart mechanic would recommend for other users!

Terry

16 years of experience
51 reviews
Terry
16 years of experience
Terry did the job well! I would Recommend him to anyone in need of repairs. Thanks again!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven has great communication and is very knowledgeable. He goes over and beyond what I expect. He is patient and spends the time to explain why and what he is doing. I have used him on all 3 of my vehicles and will use him again when the need arises. He comes very highly recommended.

Oscar

14 years of experience
75 reviews
Oscar
14 years of experience
Goo5

Steve

28 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
28 years of experience
Steve was great. Very professional and quick. Had it fixed in no time.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Wayne?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $271 $159.20 $111.98 12% $309.70
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander $875 $746.69 $127.98 4% $918.69
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 $476 $379.77 $95.98 6% $508.77
2013 Lexus GS350 $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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