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Mazda 3 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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Mazda 3 Starter Motor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Mazda 3 Starter Motor Replacement is $340. 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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Quoted to
Drop-off
Delivery
Price
2012 Mazda 3 2.0L L4
160,000 miles
Darryl B  • 
August 23, 2020 6:50 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95124
$285
5.20  hrs
0.90  hrs
2006 Mazda 3
130,000 miles
Nicholas O  • 
August 19, 2020 2:53 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85035
$307
4.30  hrs
1.30  hrs
2013 Mazda 3
80,000 miles
Shannon V  • 
August 18, 2020 3:33 PM  • 
Clovis CA 93612
$271
2.30  hrs
1.30  hrs
2007 Mazda 3 2.3L L4 Turbo
133,333 miles
Albert D  • 
August 10, 2020 6:13 PM  • 
Moreno Valley CA 92551
$450
2.00  hrs
1.60  hrs
2007 Mazda 3 2.3L L4
238,000 miles
Damian H  • 
August 10, 2020 3:30 AM  • 
Glendale AZ 85301
$377
4.10  hrs
1.10  hrs
2006 Mazda 3
180,000 miles
Shea Z  • 
August 6, 2020 12:41 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85023
$316
2.70  hrs
1.20  hrs
2011 Mazda 3 2.0L L4 i
145,000 miles
Dulce B  • 
August 5, 2020 5:18 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90802
$285
3.30  hrs
0.90  hrs
2008 Mazda 3 2.3L L4 Turbo
140,000 miles
Brandi F  • 
July 27, 2020 2:53 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92101
$395
3.70  hrs
1.30  hrs
2004 Mazda 3
165,000 miles
Nagoya J  • 
July 17, 2020 8:29 AM  • 
North Las Vegas NV 89081
$354
4.00  hrs
1.00  hrs
2005 Mazda 3
195,000 miles
Demetria B  • 
July 11, 2020 2:59 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95827
$354
2.10  hrs
1.40  hrs
2016 Mazda 3 2.0L L4
92,000 miles
Austin G  • 
July 7, 2020 11:11 PM  • 
Irvine CA 92618
$321
3.50  hrs
0.80  hrs
2007 Mazda 3 2.0L L4
145,000 miles
Jake J  • 
June 27, 2020 7:06 AM  • 
Torrance CA 90503
$354
3.20  hrs
1.20  hrs
2007 Mazda 3 2.0L L4
145,000 miles
Jake J  • 
June 27, 2020 7:03 AM  • 
Torrance CA 90503
$354
3.90  hrs
1.40  hrs
2008 Mazda 3 2.3L L4 Turbo
138,000 miles
Kyle R  • 
June 21, 2020 12:07 AM  • 
Oakland CA 94607
$404
3.80  hrs
1.30  hrs
2008 Mazda 3 2.3L L4
96,000 miles
Najja P  • 
June 1, 2020 6:17 PM  • 
Burbank CA 91501
$395
4.50  hrs
1.10  hrs
2015 Mazda 3 2.0L L4 I Sport
99,377 miles
Clarissa J  • 
May 15, 2020 9:30 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85037
$349
1.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2017 Mazda 3
19,222 miles
Andres M  • 
May 9, 2020 3:23 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90068
$347
0.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2015 Mazda 3 2.0L L4 I Sport
99,377 miles
Clarissa J  • 
May 6, 2020 3:00 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85037
$307
5.50  hrs
0.80  hrs
2015 Mazda 3 2.0L L4
80,000 miles
Mitchell C  • 
April 23, 2020 11:40 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92117
$321
3.20  hrs
1.10  hrs
2006 Mazda 3 2.3L L4
100,000 miles
Karl D  • 
April 5, 2020 6:55 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94114
$345
4.80  hrs
1.10  hrs
2015 Mazda 3 I Sport
50,000 miles
Erick C  • 
August 9, 2019 12:00 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90011
$329
0.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2004 Mazda 3
165,122 miles
Nagoya J  • 
 • 
North Las Vegas NV 89081
$354
3.40  hrs
1.00  hrs
2017 Mazda 3
185,000 miles
Jennifer S  • 
 • 
Tucson AZ 85710
$333
2.20  hrs
1.10  hrs
2011 Mazda 3 2.0L L4 i
126,414 miles
Dulce B  • 
 • 
Long Beach CA 90802
$285
1.50  hrs
1.10  hrs
2016 Mazda 3 2.0L L4 I Sport
58,000 miles
Samantha P  • 
 • 
Jurupa Valley CA 92509
$307
4.40  hrs
0.90  hrs
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Sep 11, 2020 3:48 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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