Ford Granada Car Starter Repair at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(714)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(714)

Car Starter Repair Service

How much does a Car Starter Repair cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Granada Car Starter Repair is $207 with $112 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1982 Ford GranadaV6-3.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$469.79Shop/Dealer Price$568.49 - $842.09
1976 Ford GranadaL6-4.1LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$412.49Shop/Dealer Price$501.88 - $747.52
1980 Ford GranadaV8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$449.79Shop/Dealer Price$548.51 - $822.12
1981 Ford GranadaV8-4.2LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$449.79Shop/Dealer Price$548.49 - $822.08
1979 Ford GranadaL6-4.1LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$412.49Shop/Dealer Price$501.90 - $747.55
1980 Ford GranadaL6-4.1LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$412.49Shop/Dealer Price$501.88 - $747.52
1981 Ford GranadaL6-3.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$640.33Shop/Dealer Price$779.25 - $1164.88
1981 Ford GranadaL4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$600.33Shop/Dealer Price$735.67 - $1118.62
Show example Ford Granada Car Starter Repair prices

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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(714)

Rating Summary
686
23
0
1
4
686
23
0
1
4

Emanuel

16 years of experience
45 reviews
Emanuel
16 years of experience
Ford Explorer V6-4.0L - Starter - Mattapan, Massachusetts
Manny was awesome. He got the job done successfully in about 2 hours. He's very knowledgable and thorough. I will definitely use him again for any future problems I may have! I highly recommend him!

Harish

27 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
27 years of experience
Ford Mustang V6-3.8L - Starter - Charlotte, North Carolina
great job

Patrick

15 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
15 years of experience
Ford F-150 V8-4.6L - Starter - Hopewell, Virginia
Friendly and completed job and requested. Would use again.

Victor

11 years of experience
211 reviews
Victor
11 years of experience
Ford F-150 V8-5.4L - Starter - Norfolk, Virginia
He did a great job!!!!

Excellent Rating

(714)

Rating Summary
686
23
0
1
4
686
23
0
1
4
Number of Ford Car Starter Repair services completed
7854+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Buy Good Quality Wheel Bearings
Sometimes Sometimes you can get by with a part on your car being in semi-good condition. That is not the case with wheel bearings. They are responsible for supporting the weight of your car and helping to move the wheels...
How to Buy a Good Quality Speedometer Sensor
Modern Modern vehicles are great: they offer so many advanced features to help keep you safe on the road. The speedometer sensor is one of those great inventions – created to help you keep to a safe speed and not...
How to Drain Your Fuel Tank
The The majority of cars on the road today use internal combustion engines that use gasoline or diesel as fuel, and they store this fuel in a gas tank. Most gas tanks are located on the undersides of the vehicle...

How do you use the trip A/B function in the message center?

The trip A/B function in your car’s message center is the same thing as the dual trip odometers on a model without the message center. These are separate odometers designed to let you track the mileage and the time on...

P0016 and P0018 keep popping up.

Hi, thanks for writing in. These codes are both camshaft (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0016-obd-ii-trouble-code-camshaft-position-a-camshaft-position-correlation-bank-1-by-jay-safford) and crankshaft (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0018-obd-ii-trouble-code-crankshaft-position-camshaft-position-correlation-bank-2-sensor-a-by-jay-safford) correlation codes. While these codes can be caused by a faulty sensor, more often they indicate a problem with the engine timing components. This could be...

Blend door actuator spinning one direction

If you plugged in the actuator before installing it then you have ruined the new one and need to replace it then install it before you connect the electrical connector. The system will then relearn the positions.

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com