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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Saturn LW1

Saturn LW1 Car Starter Repair costs $333 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$333 to $343
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $263
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$619
Average Shop price
$412
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2000 Saturn LW1L4-2.2LService typeCar Starter RepairYourMechanic Price$354.09Shop/Dealer Price$439.63 - $663.58
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Car Starter Repair Service & Cost

What is the Starter all about?

A starter is an electrical motor that is connected to the battery. The job of a starter is to set the engine (pistons, crankshaft, etc.) in motion when you turn the ignition switch on. Once the engine starts and is in motion, the job of starter is done. If the starter goes bad, the engine will not crank properly when you turn the ignition key on or may not crank at all.

Starter

Keep in mind:

The symptoms of a faulty starter are similar to that of a dead battery. Without the power from the battery, the starter cannot get the engine in motion. In order to determine if the problem is the battery or starter, test the lights, radio, and horn. If they do not work, a dead battery is likely. If they work, it is more likely a problem with the starter. Since the starter is an electrical motor, it will eventually fail and require replacement during its service life.

How it's done:

  • Inspect the starter and ignition switch.
  • Remove and replace starter if it has failed.
  • Test for power going to starter.
  • Inspect the starter relay, grounds, supply cables and battery.

Our recommendation:

During regular maintenance and checkups, your starter should be inspected. If your vehicle ever has trouble turning on, you may have a problem with your starter, and you should schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Starter?

  • Car does not start or starts intermittently (when turning the ignition key).
  • Single loud click but engine does not start.
  • Starter operation is noisy.

How important is this service?

The starter is a very strong electrical motor that is in charge of setting your engine’s various components in motion. When you turn your key to ignite the vehicle, the battery sends power to the starter, and the starter’s motor begins to operate. This motor then turns the crankshaft, and moves the pistons and other components of the engine, which allows all the parts to move when the ignition system ignites the fuel.

When the starter fails, the engine’s components will not be put in motion, and the engine won’t work. As a result, the car won’t turn on. If your starter is malfunctioning, you’ll likely hear a clicking noise as the ignition system does its job, but since the engine’s pieces are stationary, the engine will never catch, and your vehicle won’t turn on.

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Lucas
12 years of experience
I had an electrical problem with my car (wouldn't start). I thought it went beyond the typical dead battery situation (battery wouldn't take a jump, there were no preceeding hard starts), so I wanted everything tested. It was convenient to have him come to the car, instead of me taking the car to a shop (since it wouldn't start, we were probably looking at towing). I could have changed the battery out myself, but I wouldn't have known if there was some underlying issue or not (starter, generator, alternator). It turned out that it just was the battery (battery was bad, needed to be replaced), although Lucas tested everything, so now I have some peace of mind that it's not going to happen again.
2005 SATURN ION - CAR BATTERY REPLACEMENT
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32 years of experience
Jay was quick and very professional. Gave me honest advise on other items regarding my vehicle. Very knowledgeable and amicable. Recommend him to anyone!
1996 SATURN SL2 - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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It is a great experience to work with him. He arrived on time and finish the job pretty quick.
2002 SATURN L200 - OIL CHANGE
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Joel was prompt and very friendly. I've had an extremely bad experience with another mobile mechanic. I pledged not to ever use another . Your website had a melting point, but Joel made me a believer. I most definitely will be a repeat customer.
2000 SATURN SL1 - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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