Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Wayne.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,009

Rating Summary
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Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Excellent.
Excellent work

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian did an outstanding job! He was punctual, professional and thorough. This was my first time utilizing "Your Mechanic" so I was very anxious, but after conversing with Brian I was confident in his ability to complete the job.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Professional...Came in and got right to work and did a great job. Strongly recommended...Will definitely use him again.

Fred

15 years of experience
341 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred was on time and ready to work. He replaced my starter and brake light while I was inside at work. Took less than an hour. Will definitely use again!

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David was excellent! He discovered the problem, ordered the needed part and installed it in one hour.

Christopher

25 years of experience
260 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
On time and very professional. It was nice seeing someone taking pride in their work. Will contact if and when I need a mechanic.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
He didn’t a great job and knows his craft. The low rating is not a reflection on him but the company. Do not book a guy in three different cities within a small amount of time. This guy knows his stuff. The three is for poor management on the company. Great job Keith! I would recommend him personally.

Bereketeab

5 years of experience
11 reviews
Bereketeab
5 years of experience
Fantastic service! I was stranded in Davis due to starter issues and there were no available mechanics around to replace my starter. I found Bereketeab through YourMechanic and he was able to drive to me from Sacramento (keep in mind, he did not need to do this at all as it was out of his service area) and replace my starter. He showed me how to replace the starter and he answered all of my questions thoroughly. Highly recommended!

James

9 years of experience
43 reviews
James
9 years of experience
James was awesome, it did not take long and I was back on the road again. I would like to request James for future car maintenance. I was skeptical about using "yourmechanic.com, I am soooo glad I did. Extremely lower than the dealer.

Ben

27 years of experience
59 reviews
Ben
27 years of experience
Showed up early, was friendly, preformed the work in a timely manner. What you expect but not always what you get...nice 1st experience.


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
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $869 $741.36 $127.98 4% $913.36
2010 Chevrolet Camaro $431 $351.23 $79.99 5% $458.73
2005 Smart Fortwo $324 $227.85 $95.98 9% $356.85
2004 BMW 320i $765 $413.53 $351.95 13% $886.53
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $516 $363.75 $151.98 9% $568.00
2004 Porsche 911 $1622 $1390.45 $231.97 4% $1702.20

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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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