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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris did a great job, would recommend him and your mechanic services.
Great!

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
Was fast and friendly highly recommend this guy thanks

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Vladimir was on time and ready to go. There was one bolt that just couldn't be broken and Vladimir was able to get the starter off with no problem. Took Vladimir about 20 minutes to change the starter. Come to find out the starter was the original factory installed unit. Again my thanks!

Phillip

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
I very much appreciated Phillip's work and attitude. My only unhappiness with Phillip was that the quote for the work was greater then the one given. I understand the reason for this and probably would not have minded about the increase had I been advised that was going to happen. For his work and attitude i was very happy.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient !

Steven

5 years of experience
22 reviews
Steven
5 years of experience
So far loved it! On time, professional great to know I can have service at my home. Will use again!

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent didn't waste any time. He was quick and accurate. I would recommend him to anyone needing service. I have never dealt with a mechanic who new exactly what need to be done and got right to it.

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
116 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Great experience

Kevin

21 years of experience
81 reviews
Kevin
21 years of experience
Great guy! A lot of experience, I can tell by the advice he gave me! He has an abundance of knowledge about all makes and models of automobiles! Thanks Kevin Anthony

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
He was awesome. Fixed my car, was nice doing it and was super helpful


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in West Sacramento?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 GMC Savana 1500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt $295 $214.76 $79.99 8% $322.26
2011 Suzuki Equator $381 $292.93 $87.98 7% $411.18
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $540 $299.77 $239.97 13% $622.27
2014 BMW 535i xDrive $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2012 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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