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Mercedes-Benz C230 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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Mercedes-Benz C230 Starter Motor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Mercedes-Benz C230 Starter Motor Replacement is $416. 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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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
170,000 miles
Sandra W  • 
August 24, 2020 8:06 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90013
$399
3.70  hrs
1.30  hrs
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
90,000 miles
Gloria e C  • 
August 19, 2020 11:45 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85012
$375
6.10  hrs
1.60  hrs
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.5L V6
160,000 miles
Cathy P  • 
August 18, 2020 7:10 PM  • 
South El Monte CA 91733
$403
6.00  hrs
1.80  hrs
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
123,000 miles
Hope K  • 
August 9, 2020 7:00 PM  • 
Manhattan Beach CA 90266
$434
4.30  hrs
1.40  hrs
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
200,000 miles
Jarrod D  • 
August 4, 2020 4:38 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95122
$440
1.40  hrs
1.30  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
180,000 miles
Rikki H  • 
July 27, 2020 6:02 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95838
$464
4.20  hrs
1.70  hrs
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.5L V6
200,000 miles
Si L  • 
July 25, 2020 3:25 PM  • 
Temecula CA 92592
$441
4.30  hrs
1.60  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
81,708 miles
Maria H  • 
July 19, 2020 12:57 AM  • 
Henderson NV 89002
$434
3.00  hrs
1.30  hrs
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L L4 Supe...
60,000 miles
A B  • 
July 16, 2020 7:55 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95825
$188
2.40  hrs
1.80  hrs
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L L4 Supe...
80,000 miles
Marcus W  • 
July 16, 2020 6:20 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95820
$326
5.80  hrs
1.20  hrs
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L L4 Supe...
200,000 miles
Adriana R  • 
July 12, 2020 2:46 AM  • 
Tucson AZ 85714
$326
3.90  hrs
1.40  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
150,000 miles
Wil H  • 
July 2, 2020 2:22 AM  • 
San Jose CA 95112
$434
2.00  hrs
1.40  hrs
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
183,262 miles
Perla S  • 
May 28, 2020 6:29 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95818
$434
4.00  hrs
1.50  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
99,000 miles
Ernesto L  • 
May 27, 2020 5:46 PM  • 
Lakewood CA 90712
$434
3.70  hrs
1.50  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
147,000 miles
Alexia B  • 
May 17, 2020 9:09 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95823
$464
2.90  hrs
1.60  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
126,000 miles
Rose L  • 
May 12, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Compton CA 90220
$150
4.90  hrs
1.70  hrs
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L L4 Supe...
180,000 miles
Alfred W  • 
May 3, 2020 3:30 PM  • 
Murrieta CA 92562
$302
3.50  hrs
1.60  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
85,000 miles
Robert H  • 
March 17, 2020 8:07 PM  • 
North Las Vegas NV 89081
$452
1.30  hrs
1.30  hrs
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
120,000 miles
Gavin S  • 
January 21, 2020 10:33 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92123
$569
3.30  hrs
1.40  hrs
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport
80,000 miles
David H  • 
October 6, 2019 12:16 AM  • 
Grand Terrace CA 92313
$384
5.40  hrs
1.80  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor
170,000 miles
Schamara B  • 
August 19, 2019 8:22 PM  • 
Lancaster CA 93535
$544
2.50  hrs
1.60  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor
160,000 miles
Nakia W  • 
August 10, 2019 2:48 AM  • 
Fontana CA 92336
$514
2.80  hrs
1.50  hrs
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor
200,000 miles
Paul S  • 
July 13, 2019 1:03 AM  • 
Pasadena CA 91107
$538
5.80  hrs
1.70  hrs
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
100,000 miles
Albert V  • 
 • 
Sacramento CA 95833
$464
4.10  hrs
1.60  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
150,000 miles
Raeanna C  • 
 • 
Oakland CA 94602
$434
5.90  hrs
1.30  hrs
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 1.8L L4 Supe...
126,000 miles
Rose L  • 
 • 
Norwalk CA 90650
$422
4.20  hrs
1.50  hrs
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.5L V6
200,000 miles
Si L  • 
 • 
Temecula CA 92592
$441
5.70  hrs
1.90  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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