Mercedes-Benz G500 Car Starter Repair at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(15)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(15)

Car Starter Repair Service

How much does a Car Starter Repair cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz G500 Car Starter Repair is $391 with $296 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$706.21Shop/Dealer Price$871.52 - $1328.06
2005 Mercedes-Benz G500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$686.21Shop/Dealer Price$851.55 - $1308.11
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$686.21Shop/Dealer Price$851.55 - $1308.11
2004 Mercedes-Benz G500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$686.21Shop/Dealer Price$851.51 - $1308.04
2006 Mercedes-Benz G500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$686.21Shop/Dealer Price$851.57 - $1308.16
2008 Mercedes-Benz G500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$686.21Shop/Dealer Price$851.55 - $1308.11
2007 Mercedes-Benz G500V8-5.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$691.21Shop/Dealer Price$856.31 - $1312.69
Show example Mercedes-Benz G500 Car Starter Repair prices

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.

Starter

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(15)

Rating Summary
14
1
0
0
0
14
1
0
0
0

Chris

22 years of experience
2198 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz G500 V8-5.0L - Oil Change - Newport Beach, California
Chris is the best. I'm convinced he will be the only one working on my car indefinitely !!

Chris

22 years of experience
2198 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz G500 V8-5.0L - Door does not lock or open - Newport Beach, California
Chris is the best. He arrives early every time and is great.

Carlos

28 years of experience
483 reviews
Carlos
28 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz G500 V8-5.0L - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Newport Beach, California
Very professional.

Nicholas

11 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
11 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz G500 V8-5.0L - Battery - Houston, Texas
Knowledgeable and thorough.

Excellent Rating

(15)

Rating Summary
14
1
0
0
0
14
1
0
0
0
Number of Mercedes-Benz G500 services completed
165+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1000+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Colorado Parking Laws
Colorado Colorado parking laws: understanding the basics Many drivers in Colorado are well aware of the regulations and laws when they are out driving on the roads. However, they may not be quite as familiar with the laws regarding parking....
P2136 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A/C Voltage Correlation
What What the P2136 code means? P2136 is an OBD-II generic code for the engine control module (ECM) detecting the throttle pedal position sensors A and C voltages do not correlate to each other for return voltage to the ECM....
The Best Tool to Scan for Extra Diagnostic Capabilities
Scan tools help mechanics quickly figure out what issues are present in a vehicle. Snap-On's Versus lets technicians look at several areas at a time.

I think I ran over a raccoon, what should I do?

If you feel there is any significant changes in the way vehicle handles, then there could be some damage. The only thing to recommend is to have the vehicle looked at just in case the raccoon hit the a/c condenser...

Air conditioning sometimes cold and then hot

Hello. When you get an AC system that is constantly changing temperature the most common cause is low refrigerant. If the system was filled within the last year then there may be a small leak that is causing this condition....

Whistling noise over 40mph, car downshifts hard - 1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban

The transmission on these vehicles have many different possible problems and it sounds like you have an overrunning clutch bearing that is bad (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/loud-noise-when-using-the-clutch-inspection), which is causing it to make noise after 40mph. The problem downshifting may also be due...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com