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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Mazda B2300

Mazda B2300 Car Starter Repair costs $372 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1997 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$534.45Shop/Dealer Price$658.60 - $1004.53
1996 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$534.45Shop/Dealer Price$658.66 - $1004.63
2009 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$735.25Shop/Dealer Price$907.69 - $1399.97
1995 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$534.45Shop/Dealer Price$660.34 - $1007.57
2004 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$730.25Shop/Dealer Price$902.18 - $1394.09
2003 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$735.25Shop/Dealer Price$906.97 - $1398.72
2007 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$725.25Shop/Dealer Price$897.56 - $1389.75
2001 Mazda B2300L4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$725.25Shop/Dealer Price$900.17 - $1394.33
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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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Michael

23 years of experience
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Michael
23 years of experience
Mazda B2300 - Starter - Charlotte, North Carolina
Michael was early for my appointment. He was very knowledgeable about the repairs he did on my vehicle and answered every question I had. It was a stress free reapair.

Gustavo

15 years of experience
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Gustavo
15 years of experience
Mazda B2300 - Coolant is leaking - San Antonio, Texas
Gus was prompt, efficient and professional. I was very happy to learn that he was extremely familiar with my vehicle because he had owned one and done his own maintenance on it. He was a perfect representative of Your Mechanic. He fixed the immediate problem and explaineded his recommendations for follow-on service. Because of the coolant problem, I was unable to get my truck to a repair service without towing; Your Mechanic provided the perfect solution - quick response & fast repair without leaving my driveway. I am thrilled to discover the Your Mechanic option for auto repair & maintenance and look forward to Gus' next visit towards getting my trusty old truck on top shape. Thank you for your assistance.

Jeff

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Jeff
31 years of experience
Mazda B2300 - Squealing noise from brakes - Sacramento, California
I highly recommend Jeff very knowledgeable approachable great sense of humor knows what he's talking about I can't say enough good about him...... I'm going to ask for him again with my power steering pump

James

28 years of experience
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James
28 years of experience
Mazda B2300 - Oil Change - Orlando, Florida
He was. Excellent, he kept in contact with me to let me know who he was and how long it would be till he got to my house to do Oil change. He arrived 20 mins early was very professional and prompt very detailed in describing my issues and things I need to get fix in near future. Got the job done in 10 mins, would def recommend him to others and I will be using his service again. Overall a great experience!!

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