Starter Motor Repair Brisbane

Professional Alternator & Starter Motor Repair Brisbane

If you’re having trouble starting your car then it’s time to look into professional alternator and starter motor repair Brisbane. Whether it’s an intermittent problem or an issue that has cropped up suddenly, the team at Access Auto Electrics & Air Conditioning is happy to assess your vehicle. We can diagnose the fault and then service, repair or replace your starter motor or alternator.

Our skilled technicians can quickly find auto electrical issues to get your car starting smoothly, first time, every time. We also offer a comprehensive range of car alternator repair and starter motor repair Brisbane wide for all cars, 4WDs and light commercial vehicles. Contact us today to book an appointment!

Our Starter Motor Repair and Replacement Services

Your car’s starter motor is one of the most important parts of the vehicle. It’s responsible for starting the engine when you turn the key. The good news is that starter motors are simple components that rarely fail. The bad news is that a broken, damaged or worn starter motor can easily leave you stranded in your driveway.
Access Auto Electrics offers a comprehensive range of starter motor repair and replacement services to help prevent that from happening. Most drivers never need to worry about replacing the starter motor. If you do run into an issue though, our team is happy to diagnose the problem and rebuild, repair or replace your starter motor.
It’s usually more cost-effective to replace a starter motor than rebuild it. Rebuilding a starter motor isn’t difficult, but it can be time consuming, and it’s typically cheaper to replace the unit. Talk to the AAEAC team if you’re unsure. We are happy to provide a quote on starter motor repair Brisbane to help you figure out whether you want to replace the unit or not.

Signs Your Starter Motor Might Need Replacing

Clicking Noises

The most common sign of a failing starter motor is loud or rapid clicking when you turn the key. This is usually caused by a failed starter solenoid, dead battery or other electrical issues. You’ll usually need an auto electrician’s help to diagnose the source of a clicking noise. In most cases we’ll be able to repair the issue by replacing the starter motor, battery or wiring.

Grinding Noises

If you hear a grinding noise when you turn the key, this could indicate there’s an issue with the starter motor. Our team will be able to determine the source of this noise and whether starter motor repair or replacement will fix the issue. We recommend booking in to see our auto electricians as soon as possible. Grinding noises mean parts are being damaged, and repairing the issue can save you from a more expensive fix down the road.

Starter Remains On After Engine Starts

Your starter motor should turn off as soon as the engine starts. If the starter stays on once the engine is running, this can be a sign that there’s something wrong with the starter, ignition or wiring. Our team will need to investigate the issue further to figure out what needs to be done. We may replace the starter motor, or we may be able to fix the problem with a smaller repair.


If you turn the key and hear a whining or a whirring noise without the engine cranking, this is called freewheeling. Freewheeling occurs when the starter motor doesn’t properly engage the flywheel on the engine. This is usually due to an old or sticky starter solenoid. We may be able to offer starter motor repair Brisbane, but replacing the starter motor is usually the better option.

Signs Your Alternator Might Need Replacing

Flat Battery

Car batteries have a limited lifespan, and a dead battery usually means it’s simply time for a new one. But flat batteries can also be a sign that something is wrong with the alternator. A malfunctioning alternator will struggle to properly charge the car’s battery. Our experienced technicians can diagnose the issue, identify whether it’s a problem with your battery or alternator, and then repair the problem.

Stalling Engine

If your engine suddenly stalls while driving it can be due to an underperforming alternator. Car engines require small amounts of electricity while running. If your battery can’t provide that power, it’s a sign that something is wrong with the alternator. Our team will be able to conduct diagnostic tests and offer alternator repairs Brisbane wide to fix the issue.

Dim Lights

The lights in your car should provide a steady beam. If your headlights or dashboard lights are noticeably dim, or if they flicker while driving, this can be a sign that you need car alternator repair. If you notice this issue then it’s best to book an appointment sooner rather than later. That will allow us to repair the problem before you find yourself stuck with a car that won’t start.

Electrical Issues

An old or faulty alternator may still be able to provide enough power to start the car and run accessories like the lights. The tricky part is that you may experience other electrical issues, like problems with the windows or radio. These small things can indicate there’s something wrong with your alternator. You’ll usually need the help of an experienced auto electrician in these cases, as it can be challenging to diagnose the issue and provide the alternator repairs you need.

Contact Access Auto Electrics for Alternator & Starter Motor Repair Brisbane!

Alternators and starter motors rarely fail, but when they do it can lead to serious problems with your auto electrics. If you’re struggling to start the car or seeing issues like dim headlights, contact Access Auto Electrics and book your appointment today! We’re an experienced team of auto electricians offering alternator and starter motor repair Brisbane wide. We work on all makes and models of cars, 4WDs and light commercial vehicles, so we can diagnose and repair any problems you’re experiencing.

If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact our friendly team on 07 3366 8585 or leave your details via our form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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