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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Mercedes-Benz C350

Mercedes-Benz C350 Car Starter Repair costs $668 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1637.59Shop/Dealer Price$2045.10 - $3128.46
2015 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1256.63Shop/Dealer Price$1569.21 - $2367.08
2009 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$773.62Shop/Dealer Price$962.17 - $1457.76
2006 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1121.73Shop/Dealer Price$1409.41 - $2112.72
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$765.62Shop/Dealer Price$952.77 - $1447.30
2011 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$773.62Shop/Dealer Price$959.73 - $1453.49
2012 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1452.11Shop/Dealer Price$1802.27 - $2729.84
2014 Mercedes-Benz C350V6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1637.59Shop/Dealer Price$2041.89 - $3122.83
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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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Kenneth

19 years of experience
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Kenneth
19 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C350 - Stabilizer Bar Links Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
Solid mechanic. Competent. Works pretty fast.

Krystal

16 years of experience
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Krystal
16 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C350 - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Lemont, Illinois
Krystal was very punctual and completed the job in under an hour . Very courteous and left the work site as clean as it was prior to the start of the job. the car brakes like new again. Highly recommend Krystal . Just imagine I did not leave my house to go to a shop which in itself would be an hour out of my day. the job was done on a Sunday morning before any planned activities. On top of everything the final price came in under the original estimate so i have to say honest person as well.

Travis

12 years of experience
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Travis
12 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C350 - Clicking or popping sound is coming from wheels - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Travis was able to determine the cause of my problem in a short time and saved me the trouble of replacing an expensive part that I thought was the problem

Brett

9 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
9 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C350 - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Passenger Side Low Beam) - Austin, Texas
Brett was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous.

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