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Car Starter Repair Estimate for Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra Car Starter Repair costs $479 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$187 to $1078
Labor: $70 -$520
Parts: $117 -$558
Average Dealer price
$331 to 1742
Average Shop price
$233 to 1257
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$376.54Shop/Dealer Price$466.69 - $698.86
2010 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$895.56Shop/Dealer Price$1085.96 - $1525.52
2009 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$372.54Shop/Dealer Price$459.61 - $689.46
2010 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$834.52Shop/Dealer Price$1037.62 - $1521.55
2013 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1327.44Shop/Dealer Price$1638.68 - $2437.67
2005 Toyota TundraV8-4.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$767.70Shop/Dealer Price$933.96 - $1332.99
2015 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1438.60Shop/Dealer Price$1780.32 - $2664.71
2001 Toyota TundraV8-4.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$767.70Shop/Dealer Price$939.99 - $1343.54
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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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Shaun

7 years of experience
370 reviews
Shaun
7 years of experience
He was very professional and made it easy to understand what needed to be done and how long it would take.
2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA - STARTER - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Dane

10 years of experience
18 reviews
Dane
10 years of experience
I am thankful for finding Dane on YourMechanic. He showed up on time, knew exactly what was wrong and was able to fix my truck quickly and cheaper than a shop. There was some questionable work from a shop that I always suspected. I didn’t say anything. Dane was able to find it, and fix it correctly. He showed me every step and every new part, gasket installed, correctly!!! During the install, it started pouring. Dane waited it out, while it poured (most people would not, and I didn’t expect him to do this). I needed my truck and he made sure I was going to have it done correctly and safely. I will not go anywhere else. He is the mechanic, everyone should have on speed dial.
2000 TOYOTA TUNDRA - STARTER - VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

Charles

31 years of experience
174 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Charles is awesome. He diagnosed and fixed a starter issue with my truck quickly and professionally. He was on time and great to work with. You'll love working with him. Thanks Charles!
2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA - STARTER - AUSTIN, TEXAS

Brandon

17 years of experience
489 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Excellent job, very professional approach to customer satisfaction.. I recommend him for your consideration.
2000 TOYOTA TUNDRA - STARTER - ORLANDO, FLORIDA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$376.54Shop/Dealer Price$466.69 - $698.86
2010 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$895.56Shop/Dealer Price$1085.96 - $1525.52
2009 Toyota TundraV6-4.0LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$372.54Shop/Dealer Price$459.61 - $689.46
2010 Toyota TundraV8-4.6LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$834.52Shop/Dealer Price$1037.62 - $1521.55
2013 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1327.44Shop/Dealer Price$1638.68 - $2437.67
2005 Toyota TundraV8-4.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$767.70Shop/Dealer Price$933.96 - $1332.99
2015 Toyota TundraV8-5.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$1438.60Shop/Dealer Price$1780.32 - $2664.71
2001 Toyota TundraV8-4.7LService typeCar Starter RepairEstimate$767.70Shop/Dealer Price$939.99 - $1343.54
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