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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Mercedes-Benz CL500

Mercedes-Benz CL500 Car Starter Repair costs $399 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1999 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$730.61Shop/Dealer Price$912.58 - $1397.87
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$681.21Shop/Dealer Price$850.76 - $1303.73
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$693.21Shop/Dealer Price$865.88 - $1327.95
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$687.21Shop/Dealer Price$855.37 - $1307.30
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$730.61Shop/Dealer Price$916.40 - $1404.56
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$681.21Shop/Dealer Price$848.31 - $1299.45
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$693.21Shop/Dealer Price$859.25 - $1316.35
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$687.21Shop/Dealer Price$853.86 - $1304.67
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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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Cesar

7 years of experience
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Cesar
7 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CL500 - Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection - Woodinville, Washington
Knowledgeable expert. Courteous and customer focused. He really knows Mercedes and quickly diagnosed the problem and expertly repaired the car.

Breck

18 years of experience
538 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CL500 - Brake System Flush - Houston, Texas
Breck was an absolute professional. He performed the brake job quickly, thoroughly, and meticulously. Very happy with the results. Highly recommended A+

Robert

12 years of experience
4 reviews
Robert
12 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CL500 - Radiator - Houston, Texas
If you read nothing beyond this first sentence, just know that Robert is magnificent! On my repair day, Robert showed up promptly at the requested appointment time, sending several heads-up texts prior to his visit. Upon arrival, he very kindly and pleasantly introduced himself, then immediately proceeded to review the requested service and closely inspected the vehicle before bringing out his heavy duty tools. Radiator replacement can be tricky, but Robert tackled it with ease and with a highly professional methodology which can only come from longtime mechanical knowledge and experience. Not only was Robert careful to keep the job site clean and orderly, but he also took delicate care in disassembling components in and around the engine. Once the radiator was successfully replaced and the coolant levels and functionality restored to factory specs, Robert went above and beyond by scanning the vehicle computer for any fault codes, etc. He diagnosed a misfire and tested some ignition components, after which he very kindly suggested what needed to be repaired in the near future. Overall, I will gladly admit that I am very satisfied with the repair work received by Robert. I cannot thank him and YourMechanic enough, as the service received was excellent, affordable, precise, professional and highly convenient. I would highly recommend Robert as a mechanic, as his knowledge, insights, technique and professionalism are without equal.

Cody

6 years of experience
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Cody
6 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CL500 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Arlington, Texas
Arrived on time and perform through analysis and review. Polite and to the point.

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