Toyota Corolla Car Starter Repair at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Logo-yelp
CUSTOMERS LOVE US ON YELP
4.5 out of 5 (550 reviews)
Icon-warranty_badge-02
SERVICES BACKED BY OUR
12-Month, 12,000-Mile Warranty
How does YourMechanic work?    
Icon-quote-hiw
Get a quote

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance, and diagnostic services, backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Icon-calendar-hiw
Book an appointment

Tell us when to meet you at your home or office. We’ll send one of our vetted, top-rated mechanics.

Icon-fixed-hiw
Get your car fixed

Continue with your day while our mechanic fixes your car onsite. You pay only after the job is done.

Car Starter Repair Estimate for Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Car Starter Repair costs $232 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$153 to $513
Labor: $70 -$152
Parts: $83 -$361
Average Dealer price
$263 to 906
Average Shop price
$190 to 615
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1991 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$271.36Shop/Dealer Price$334.22 - $474.94
1985 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$286.36Shop/Dealer Price$347.03 - $486.11
1990 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$286.36Shop/Dealer Price$348.85 - $489.29
2006 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$319.02Shop/Dealer Price$397.20 - $595.90
1984 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$413.68Shop/Dealer Price$512.62 - $780.14
1993 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$254.56Shop/Dealer Price$311.78 - $458.52
1994 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$337.76Shop/Dealer Price$418.30 - $629.33
2017 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$560.58Shop/Dealer Price$695.82 - $1073.20
Show example Toyota Corolla Car Starter Repair prices

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.

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.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Toyota Corolla Starter Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.7/5

Number of Reviews

123

Rating Summary
116
7
0
0
0
116
7
0
0
0

Meet some of our expert Toyota mechanics

Real customer reviews from Toyota owners like you.

Lucas

14 years of experience
707 reviews
Lucas
14 years of experience
Lucas was fantastic, he had the job done in record time. He was very polite and made you relax that he had this handle with no problems. Thanks Lucas
1993 TOYOTA COROLLA - STARTER - SYLMAR, CALIFORNIA

Ruben

14 years of experience
71 reviews
Ruben
14 years of experience
Overall it was a pleasant experience. I scheduled an appointment with Ben at 9am to replace the starter on my 2005 Toyota Corolla. Ben arrived around 9:15, greeted me, apologized for being a bit late as he stopped to pick up the part, took a look at my car and let me know that it would take about an hour. 40 minutes later he was done. He explained what he did, showed me that my car started, answered all my questions, bid me farewell and left. All before 10am. I found Ben to be very personable, knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend his services.
2005 TOYOTA COROLLA - STARTER - KERNERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

James

8 years of experience
14 reviews
James
8 years of experience
James was awesome, it did not take long and I was back on the road again. I would like to request James for future car maintenance. I was skeptical about using "yourmechanic.com, I am soooo glad I did. Extremely lower than the dealer.
2004 TOYOTA COROLLA - STARTER - COLUMBIA, MARYLAND

Abdul

8 years of experience
244 reviews
Abdul
8 years of experience
Got my car started back up I’m extremely thankful. Service was provided during allotted time. Cleaned by battery and created a report of services I need to complete next.
2004 TOYOTA COROLLA - STARTER - ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1991 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$271.36Shop/Dealer Price$334.22 - $474.94
1985 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$286.36Shop/Dealer Price$347.03 - $486.11
1990 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$286.36Shop/Dealer Price$348.85 - $489.29
2006 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$319.02Shop/Dealer Price$397.20 - $595.90
1984 Toyota CorollaL4-1.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$413.68Shop/Dealer Price$512.62 - $780.14
1993 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$254.56Shop/Dealer Price$311.78 - $458.52
1994 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$337.76Shop/Dealer Price$418.30 - $629.33
2017 Toyota CorollaL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$560.58Shop/Dealer Price$695.82 - $1073.20
Show example Toyota Corolla Car Starter Repair prices

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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com