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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Car Starter Repair costs $629 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1106.09Shop/Dealer Price$1410.52 - $2098.47
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1004.10Shop/Dealer Price$1273.51 - $1935.19
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1003.10Shop/Dealer Price$1265.55 - $1915.26
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1004.10Shop/Dealer Price$1282.75 - $1951.36
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1106.09Shop/Dealer Price$1400.63 - $2081.17
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1015.10Shop/Dealer Price$1275.75 - $1930.87
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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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Bob

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Bob
29 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG - Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement - San Diego, California
Bob assessed the situation, grabbed his tools, completed the job efficiently, checked his work, even arrived early. Great overall experience.

James

14 years of experience
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James
14 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Long Beach, California
mercedes clk 55 amg. james came in with a highly professional and friendly demeanor, he worked on the brake pads and horn replacements, with high precision . provided the initial assessment, and instruction on what he will be performing. He completed the estimated time in an expedient manner, provided me great information on overall car maintenance, and had diagnosed some issues of concerns, with no sales pressure at all. highly honest, highly skills, master technician that answered all of my answer for my wife clk amg, he even drove test and double check all the work done. it felt like we were in an actual mereced benz dealership, minus the overhead costs for their espresso machines. and your mechanics fees were extremely well priced ( perfect timing for us). the job was immaculate.thank you so much james and to the highly professional staff of your mechanic.com

Albert

21 years of experience
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Albert
21 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG - Crankshaft Position Sensor - Alpharetta, Georgia
Great Experience! Albert was friendly and completed the job in a timely manner. We will use this service again. Thank you Your Mechanic and thank you Albert!

Corey

26 years of experience
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Corey
26 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG - Oil Change - Alpharetta, Georgia
Corey was great. Answered all my questions and was patient. Thanks. I will use Corey again.

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