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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Mercedes-Benz E43 AMG

Mercedes-Benz E43 AMG Car Starter Repair costs $1114 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2018 Mercedes-Benz E43 AMGV6-3.0L TurboService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$2126.63Shop/Dealer Price$2647.00 - $4176.14
2017 Mercedes-Benz E43 AMGV6-3.0L TurboService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$2126.63Shop/Dealer Price$2646.93 - $4176.01
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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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Alex

20 years of experience
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Alex
20 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz SLK300 - Starter - Mesa, Arizona
Very good he takes pride in his work and loves the chalenge. Had the proper tools to handle the German car. Thank you for now . I will tell people in our park.

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E320 - Starter - San Francisco, California
There is additional work that needs to be done with the car. The reading for a previous auto mechanic's scan stated P0040 - Upstream O2 sensor swapped Bank to Bank.Possible causes Crossed Heated Oxygen Sensor harness connection; Wiring swapped from one Oxygen Sensor to the other; Wiring changed at the computer connection or in the harness.This time it was P0100 - Mass Air Flow Sensor. Possible causes MAF Sensor circuit open or shorted; Intake air leaks (unmetered are after MAF Sensor); Defective MAF Sensor; Electronic Control Module (ECM) Powertrain Module (PCM) concern.

Chris

14 years of experience
239 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E350 - Starter - Chula Vista, California
Having Chris service my vehicle was as smooth a process as I have ever experienced. I look forward to working with him in the future.

Victor

9 years of experience
205 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 450SL - Starter - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Victor did a great job installing a starter on my 74 Mercedes 450SL and installing a transmission filter. Very thorough and didn't charge me for unnecessary parts. Will hire again.

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