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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry Car Starter Repair costs $234 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$188 to $431
Labor: $70 -$136
Parts: $118 -$295
Average Dealer price
$332 to 754
Average Shop price
$234 to 515
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 Toyota CamryV6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$393.98Shop/Dealer Price$489.16 - $742.78
2008 Toyota CamryV6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$382.22Shop/Dealer Price$470.50 - $706.70
2006 Toyota CamryV6-3.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$382.22Shop/Dealer Price$471.71 - $708.82
2002 Toyota CamryL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$362.54Shop/Dealer Price$451.60 - $682.94
2005 Toyota CamryV6-3.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$362.54Shop/Dealer Price$448.69 - $677.86
2001 Toyota CamryV6-3.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$362.54Shop/Dealer Price$446.76 - $674.48
2015 Toyota CamryV6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$372.22Shop/Dealer Price$461.38 - $698.25
1988 Toyota CamryV6-2.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$592.08Shop/Dealer Price$731.76 - $1102.62
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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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Meet some of our expert Toyota mechanics

Real customer reviews from Toyota owners like you.

Joseph

17 years of experience
238 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Second time using this service, had Joseph both times. Very friendly and knowledgeable no pressures at all and great work!
2002 TOYOTA CAMRY - STARTER - WEST JORDAN, UTAH

Russell

24 years of experience
94 reviews
Russell
24 years of experience
Awesome service. Called for a starter replacement. Service was done in about 25 minutes. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
2002 TOYOTA CAMRY - STARTER - CASTRO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Chris

13 years of experience
150 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Completely satisfied with my service. From arrival to finish everything went well and very fast. Nothing beats not having to go a mechanic. The cost was very much comparable to bringing your car in yourself. Chris was very knowledgeable about the service and make of my car. Very detailed information of recommendations. Thank you so much!
2005 TOYOTA CAMRY - STARTER - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Carlos

25 years of experience
93 reviews
Carlos
25 years of experience
My stater broke down yesterday night and needed a replacement quick! Carlos was very kind and helpful! He updated me letting me know he was on his way and let me know if there would be a delay, very professional! Got straight to work and finished faster than I thought it would take. Gave me a quote on a few things I needed to replace which is good because I don’t know if my car needs a few fixes here and there. SUCH AN AMAZING JOB 100 stars thank you so much!
2005 TOYOTA CAMRY - STARTER - MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 Toyota CamryV6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$393.98Shop/Dealer Price$489.16 - $742.78
2008 Toyota CamryV6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$382.22Shop/Dealer Price$470.50 - $706.70
2006 Toyota CamryV6-3.3LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$382.22Shop/Dealer Price$471.71 - $708.82
2002 Toyota CamryL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$362.54Shop/Dealer Price$451.60 - $682.94
2005 Toyota CamryV6-3.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$362.54Shop/Dealer Price$448.69 - $677.86
2001 Toyota CamryV6-3.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$362.54Shop/Dealer Price$446.76 - $674.48
2015 Toyota CamryV6-3.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$372.22Shop/Dealer Price$461.38 - $698.25
1988 Toyota CamryV6-2.5LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$592.08Shop/Dealer Price$731.76 - $1102.62
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