Car Starter Repair at your home or office in West Linn.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was great. he actually beat me to the appointment, the service was quick he was very helpful and the communication was great! Would definitely recommend him.
Harish Patel was polite, professional, on time and worked fast! Would have him return on any further job. Very good service and program! Donna S.

Chris

18 years of experience
379 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Knowledgeable, polite and efficient. I plan to hire him again for more work and above all, i trust him. This was a great experience. I already recommended him to neighbors.

Peter

25 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Everything I have hoped for. Very well done.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Friendly and fast and straightforward

Nathan

15 years of experience
180 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Nathan was quick and efficient and didn’t have any issues fixing my vehicle. He was very knowledgeable and I would recommend him as a European Vehicle auto mechanic to anyone!!!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
cool,friendly,and professional...

Jonathan

9 years of experience
40 reviews
Jonathan
9 years of experience
Great Job!

Mathew

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Mathew
22 years of experience
Matthew was a very pleasant surprise. He took the time to explain everything he was doing. He replaced the starter on my Jeep and it roared to a start on first turn of the key. You will not be disappointed with this professional!

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience

Daniel

9 years of experience
53 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Great


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in West Linn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 GMC Savana 1500 $309 $229.38 $79.99 8% $336.88
2007 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2015 Kia Soul $380 $299.56 $79.99 6% $407.06
2008 BMW 135i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2013 Land Rover LR4 $631 $550.65 $79.99 4% $658.15
2009 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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