Lube Mobile can test and replace your Starter Motor at your home or workplace at time to suit you. Work includes;
Test Starter Motor
Replace Starter Motor if needed
Check Ring Gear/Flex Plate
Check Alternator and Charging System
Check and Adjust Drive Belt and Pulleys
Lube Mobile are the mobile mechanic service ready and able to carry out a starter motor replacement at your location, anywhere in Australia. Our fully qualified mechanics are made for working on the road which means that we can bring whatever you need to get your car in tip-top shape, directly to your location. That includes a full starter motor replacement or whatever you need for a starter motor or general car repair. Our technicians arrive on site complete with what they need to accurately diagnose your engine issues and quote you the mechanical car services you need. Once we know what the problem is, it’s just a matter of fixing it. We can bring the parts and consumables we need to get the job done.
Whether you’re at your home, your workplace or even while you’re on the road, Lube Mobile have the skills and expertise to get you back on the road. We attend your vehicle location in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Don’t both searching for a mechanic near me. Book online with Lube Mobile – the mechanical service provider that is always close by. We specialise in all of the popular brands and models of cars, as well as a range of specialist skills and spares. Our technicians can carry out both repairs and your regular servicing needs, including logbook services. Get in touch with our customer service professionals to learn more about warranty repairs.
The starter motor for an internal combustion engine is an electric motor responsible for kicking your vehicle’s engine into motion. It’s the part of the car that you hear first when you turn the key in the ignition and if it’s not working properly then your car may not be able to start at all. The stater motor is connected to the flywheel, or flex plate, and is responsible for turning it. When you turn the key in the ignition to start your vehicle, the starter solenoid that is mounted to the starter triggers the starter’s operation. There is a little gear that engages the flex plate, which in turn forces the engine to rotate. That’s the end of the starter motor’s part of your vehicle operation. Once the engine is fully powered and turning then the starter motor is disengaged.
Within the starter motor are a range of components which can lead to starter motor failure. Like most other types of electric motors, your starter motor will use magnets to create a field of spin as well as brushes to keep the starter rotating in a single direction. Generally, if think you have a faulty starter then the problem will likely be an internal failure or damage at the brushes or within the solenoid. It could possibly be an armature that’s bent or caught as well. You may need a starter removal and new motor to replace it, or your Lube Mobile mechanic may be able to replace a faulty part instead. Your attending technician will have everything they need to conduct a thorough test and diagnosis.
The average cost to remove the starter and replace the starter motor is between $400.00 and $700.00 but this will depend on the model and make of your vehicle. Luxury brands can sometimes be more expensive owing to the rarity or speciality of the replacement parts required to complete the repair or service that you need.
You may also require additional components including the battery, battery cables, mounting bolts and spark plugs to be replaced during a starter motor service also. All of our mechanics have access to quality parts and spares for a wide range of makes and models, ensuring that any parts of consumables used in the starter motor replacement or service we undertake for you are the highest possible quality. Contact our customer service team for more information about replacement and service warranties we provide.
If a starter motor replacement needs to be done for your vehicle then your mobile mechanic will first disconnect the battery in order to reduce the chance of accidental electric shock. They will then hoist your car up to ensure they have complete and unhindered access to what they need. The starter motor wiring is then disconnected, and the starter is then removed from its location where the engine and the transmission join. Once the new starter motor has been fitted, the mounting bolts are then tightened to the specific torque required. All wiring is refitted, and the car is returned to the ground. Once the battery has been reconnected, the ignition system will be tested to ensure that the new starter motor is working.
You may have an issue with your vehicle’s starter motor if you can hear a clicking sound when you turn the ignition and the engine doesn’t fire into life. If there is a spinning noise but the engine doesn’t turn over then it may be that the flywheel is failing to engage. If you can turn the engine over but it fails to continue running – or ‘kicks out’ – then this is another indicator that the starter motor needs looking at. Alternatively, if the starter motor grinds a bit but the engine continues to run, that’s not necessarily a sign that the starter is OK, only that it might be on its last legs.
A faulty starter motor will prevent you from being able to fire up your car, so if you are experiencing anything that we’ve just noted then it’s a good idea to arrange a mechanic to take a look sooner rather than later. You can book online today and arrange a mobile mechanic from Lube Mobile to attend to your location and undertake a thorough assessment of your vehicle. They will be able to test your starter motor and complete a starter motor replacement if necessary. They can check the ring gear for signs of deterioration as well as check and adjust drive belts and pulleys. They can also test the strength of your battery.
If they determine that a starter motor replacement must be carried out, then you will receive a detailed quote outlining exactly what kind of work is recommended and the cost of the replacement or repair required.
Depending on the type of vehicle, typically a starter motor replacement will take a mechanic between 2 and 4 hours to complete from start to finish. Generally, the length of time is determined by how easily your starter motor can be accessed by the mechanic, with some makes and models in smaller cars posing slightly more of a challenge. All of our Lube Mobile mechanics are fully licenced and highly experienced technicians who are familiar with a wide range of vehicle types.
Our mechanics are available right across Australia and ready to attend to your vehicle, wherever you are. Whether you’re looking for a starter motor replacement or a starter motor repair service, book online today and enjoy a fully mobile mechanical service available for delivery to your door.
Mark, Mitsubishi Outlander Starter Motor Repair
Very impressed. Organised competitive quote great timely service. I called LubeMobile on New Years Day with starter motor failure. Very prompt service at a difficult time of year. Saved me from having to pay for my car to be tow owed to the nearest autoelectrician. Thanks Guys... Much appreciated. Minimum cost minimum time without a car!Ros, Starter Motor, Honda CRV
The service from email to job completion was fast efficient and very professional. I was very happy and have since recommended Lube Mobile to several friends. Thanks.
Marcel, Mitsubishi Magna, Starter Motor Replacement
Brilliant, honest service, at a reasonable price! I would recommend the mechanic Joel to anyone!
Ian, Mazda Bravo, Starter Motor Replacement
The mechanic Peter was very professional and arrived on time and had the starter motor fitted and working in surprisingly quick time I will definitely recommend Lube Mobile to others and will be using your services in the future. John, Mitusbishi Starter Motor, Brisbane
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