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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am Car Starter Repair costs $234 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$135 to $398
Labor: $70 -$128
Parts: $65 -$270
Average Dealer price
$226 to 693
Average Shop price
$167 to 475
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.2LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$609.16Shop/Dealer Price$758.13 - $1173.14
1991 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$360.30Shop/Dealer Price$438.73 - $628.22
2005 Pontiac Grand AmV6-3.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$476.00Shop/Dealer Price$588.93 - $896.38
1999 Pontiac Grand AmV6-3.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$441.24Shop/Dealer Price$549.97 - $840.34
2002 Pontiac Grand AmV6-3.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$466.00Shop/Dealer Price$578.02 - $884.78
2005 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.2LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$609.16Shop/Dealer Price$755.03 - $1167.72
1993 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$344.30Shop/Dealer Price$424.14 - $614.69
1990 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$344.30Shop/Dealer Price$422.52 - $611.86
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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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Real customer reviews from Pontiac owners like you.

Cody

5 years of experience
18 reviews
Cody
5 years of experience
Cody was very professional, he knew what he was doing and was able to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time to where I was still able to make it to work.
2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM - STARTER - FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Joseph

9 years of experience
14 reviews
Joseph
9 years of experience
Great service very personable and knowledgeable about the vehicle. Service was efficient and quick. Stand-up guy, definitely would trust him to work on my vehicle again.
2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM - STARTER - ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

Charles,

21 years of experience
88 reviews
Charles,
21 years of experience
The repair Charles came for was on my son's first car. It needed a new starter. Charles made the repair while my son watched. Charles also explained other things that my son would need to do on the car while he drove it. Great service. Charles was on time and the repair was done in the anticipated amount of time. We will use him again when we need work done on our other cars. Thank you.
2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM - STARTER - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Jose

13 years of experience
239 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
he was extremely polite and professional made me feel like i made the right choice
2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM - STARTER - MIAMI, FLORIDA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.2LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$609.16Shop/Dealer Price$758.13 - $1173.14
1991 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$360.30Shop/Dealer Price$438.73 - $628.22
2005 Pontiac Grand AmV6-3.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$476.00Shop/Dealer Price$588.93 - $896.38
1999 Pontiac Grand AmV6-3.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$441.24Shop/Dealer Price$549.97 - $840.34
2002 Pontiac Grand AmV6-3.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$466.00Shop/Dealer Price$578.02 - $884.78
2005 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.2LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$609.16Shop/Dealer Price$755.03 - $1167.72
1993 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$344.30Shop/Dealer Price$424.14 - $614.69
1990 Pontiac Grand AmL4-2.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$344.30Shop/Dealer Price$422.52 - $611.86
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