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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix Car Starter Repair costs $225 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$195 to $262
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $125 -$182
Average Dealer price
$345 to 460
Average Shop price
$242 to 313
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$389.14Shop/Dealer Price$483.11 - $733.10
2006 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$329.02Shop/Dealer Price$404.00 - $600.30
2010 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$443.96Shop/Dealer Price$548.88 - $832.30
2011 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$389.14Shop/Dealer Price$484.85 - $736.14
2008 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$319.02Shop/Dealer Price$394.29 - $590.82
2004 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$319.02Shop/Dealer Price$392.36 - $587.44
2011 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$433.96Shop/Dealer Price$538.55 - $821.73
2012 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$433.96Shop/Dealer Price$537.54 - $819.96
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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.

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.

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Robert

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Robert
17 years of experience
Robert is a great mechanic! Very friendly, knowledgeable and fast! Thanks for keeping my car on the road and fixing it while I was at work! Will request him again first if he is available. Thanks again Robert!
2005 TOYOTA MATRIX - STARTER - AURORA, COLORADO

Michael

13 years of experience
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Michael
13 years of experience
When he came to complete the work he arrived on time (not easy considering I was a late appointment) and the work was finished in a timely manner Today I am back on the road thanks to Michael. Great mechanic and LOVE the convenience of Your Mechanic. Will use them again when needed and will request Michael work on my vehicle.
2005 TOYOTA MATRIX - STARTER - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Theodore

13 years of experience
726 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore came right on time. It took him 5 minutes to diagnose the problem. He went to buy the part, and came back to replace it. took him 1 hour total. He didn't charge me for any additional labor since I had already paid for this hour. Great experience!
2006 TOYOTA MATRIX - STARTER - REDMOND, WASHINGTON

Lucas

14 years of experience
707 reviews
Lucas
14 years of experience
I only have great things to say about Lucas DeBarros. He showed up on time, finished within the proposed time frame, was knowledgeable about what needed to be done, explained everything to me in detail and made me very happy I called YourMechanic.
2004 TOYOTA MATRIX - STARTER - BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$389.14Shop/Dealer Price$483.11 - $733.10
2006 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$329.02Shop/Dealer Price$404.00 - $600.30
2010 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$443.96Shop/Dealer Price$548.88 - $832.30
2011 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$389.14Shop/Dealer Price$484.85 - $736.14
2008 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$319.02Shop/Dealer Price$394.29 - $590.82
2004 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$319.02Shop/Dealer Price$392.36 - $587.44
2011 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$433.96Shop/Dealer Price$538.55 - $821.73
2012 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$433.96Shop/Dealer Price$537.54 - $819.96
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