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Chevrolet Metro Starter Motor Replacement

A starter motor replacement is a simple and affordable repair, though the cost will vary depending on the year, make, and model of your car.

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Chevrolet Metro Starter Motor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet Metro Starter Motor Replacement is $414. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Location
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Price
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 285,000 miles
Running Springs CA 92382
Nov 18, 2020
$390 - $476
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 Base • 17,000 miles
Brandeis CA 93064
Nov 11, 2020
$371 - $453
1999 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 114,000 miles
San Joaquin CA 93660
Nov 5, 2020
$381 - $465
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 LSi • 227,000 miles
San Diego CA 92104
Oct 28, 2020
$388 - $474
1999 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 172,000 miles
Modesto CA 95358
Oct 17, 2020
$356 - $435
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 LSi • 30,000 miles
Montrose CA 91021
Oct 17, 2020
$347 - $425
1999 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 LSi • 198,000 miles
Encinitas CA 92024
Oct 12, 2020
$330 - $404
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 LSi • 173,000 miles
Oakland CA 94609
Sep 24, 2020
$391 - $477
1999 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 Base • 154,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89124
Sep 23, 2020
$374 - $458
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 319,000 miles
Sunnyvale CA 94087
Sep 21, 2020
$392 - $479
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What is a Starter Motor?

Think of your car’s starter motor as the training wheels for the car’s engine. It helps get things going. The starter motor, in essence, is exceedingly simple. It’s just a small motor that’s used to help get your car’s much larger motor up and running. It’s powerful, despite its size, and electric. It can turn the car’s motor over at a pretty slow speed (around 200 revolutions per minute, whereas most cars idle just under 1,000), but that’s enough to get the motions going, the momentum flowing, and everything working. It’s a pretty cool and somewhat complex operation that I’m guessing you don’t really care about, so let’s do the quick and dirty version. When you turn key (or press the “ON” button) in your car, the starter motor is activated. It has a gear, called a pinion gear, which attaches to the engine’s flywheel. As the starter turns the engine follows suite, sucking in air and fuel, until it’s up and running at full speed. Starters get a lot of use. It’s not too rare for them to begin to malfunction and require replacement.

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Symptoms of a failing Starter Motor

Car won’t start

It’s right there in the name! The starter motor helps the car start. When the starter motor decides to call it a day, the car might not start any more. If the starter motor is fully dead, you won’t be able to start your car. If it’s only just malfunctioning, you might experience intermittent starting, as the car will sometimes turn on, and sometimes won’t. And yes, that is as frustrating as it sounds. If you’re experiencing intermittent starting, it could be do to some faulty wires going to the starter motor, rather than a starter motor that is dying.

Lights dim or music lowers upon start up

If there’s an electrical issue in the starter motor, then it may draw too much electrical current. That means that there won’t be enough electricity for other parts of your car when the starter motor is in use. So, if you’re sitting in your car with the lights on, or the music on, and then you turn on your car, watch the electrical components. If the lights dim or the music fades, it’s because electricity is being sapped from them as the starter motor heads into action. That could be a problem.

Funny noises

By now, you should probably know that your car shouldn’t make funny noises. A busted starter motor can cause two different weird noises. If the car won’t turn on, it may be due to the starter motor, as mentioned above. But it could also be due to other things, such as a drained battery. If you hear the car making a whining noise when it tries (but fails) to turn on, then that’s usually a good sign that it’s the starter motor. That noise is due to the starter motor spinning, without being attached to the flywheel. The second noise occurs if the car is running. It’s a grinding noise that you’ll hear as a result of the starter motor gear not disengaging after the car is up and fully running. The noise could also indicate damaged starter gear teeth.

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How urgent is a Starter Motor replacement?

Depends. Do you like being able to turn your car on? Okay, then. I think you know the answer here. Get your starter motor replaced asap if you want to continue driving your car.

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