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Toyota 4Runner 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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Toyota 4Runner Starter Motor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Toyota 4Runner Starter Motor Replacement is $319. 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.

Car
Quoted to
Drop-off
Delivery
Price
1995 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
275,000 miles
Jay N  • 
September 4, 2020 3:12 PM  • 
El Segundo CA 90245
$284
1.50  hrs
1.00  hrs
1995 Toyota 4Runner 2.4L L4 SR5
263,000 miles
Patricia R  • 
September 3, 2020 11:19 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85022
$238
4.70  hrs
1.00  hrs
1994 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
225,000 miles
George G  • 
September 3, 2020 7:32 PM  • 
Camarillo CA 93012
$267
2.00  hrs
0.90  hrs
1992 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
150,000 miles
Larry H  • 
September 1, 2020 9:55 PM  • 
Tucson AZ 85730
$236
2.80  hrs
1.20  hrs
2004 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L V6
250,000 miles
Dylan H  • 
August 25, 2020 4:24 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95818
$445
4.10  hrs
2.30  hrs
2000 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
264,415 miles
Gidgett M  • 
August 22, 2020 9:18 PM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91911
$291
2.30  hrs
1.10  hrs
1997 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
130,000 miles
Max P  • 
August 20, 2020 7:29 PM  • 
Altadena CA 91001
$270
5.00  hrs
1.00  hrs
2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
170,000 miles
James E  • 
August 12, 2020 4:19 PM  • 
Carlsbad CA 92011
$318
5.10  hrs
1.10  hrs
1995 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
286,000 miles
Elizabeth R  • 
August 11, 2020 10:20 PM  • 
Gardena CA 90248
$312
5.10  hrs
0.80  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
185,520 miles
Tirsa D  • 
August 4, 2020 8:26 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89121
$302
2.50  hrs
1.00  hrs
1991 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
236,819 miles
Zina A  • 
August 3, 2020 6:04 PM  • 
Montebello CA 90640
$274
2.10  hrs
0.80  hrs
1997 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6 SR5
180,000 miles
Kyle M  • 
August 1, 2020 6:50 AM  • 
San Mateo CA 94403
$318
1.30  hrs
1.00  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
185,000 miles
Alec C  • 
July 23, 2020 9:15 PM  • 
Woodland Hills CA 91364
$318
3.30  hrs
1.10  hrs
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
142,500 miles
Arlene L  • 
July 22, 2020 5:03 PM  • 
Daly City CA 94014
$318
2.60  hrs
1.30  hrs
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
142,000 miles
Arlene L  • 
July 22, 2020 1:01 AM  • 
Daly City CA 94014
$318
5.10  hrs
1.10  hrs
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
142,000 miles
Arlene L  • 
July 22, 2020 12:54 AM  • 
Daly City CA 94014
$318
3.40  hrs
0.90  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
240,000 miles
Ramon D  • 
July 13, 2020 4:42 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95823
$318
3.30  hrs
1.00  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
240,000 miles
Ramon D  • 
July 13, 2020 4:07 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95823
$318
1.30  hrs
0.90  hrs
1999 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
195,000 miles
Jack M  • 
June 26, 2020 2:34 AM  • 
Laguna Niguel CA 92677
$318
1.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
990,000 miles
Nancy H  • 
June 20, 2020 11:57 PM  • 
Glendale AZ 85301
$302
2.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2009 Toyota 4Runner
32,546 miles
Jennie B  • 
June 14, 2020 3:54 AM  • 
Long Beach CA 90805
$362
6.20  hrs
1.50  hrs
1997 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
237,370 miles
Daniela B  • 
June 14, 2020 3:35 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89183
$318
2.30  hrs
1.20  hrs
1994 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6 SR5
174,000 miles
Aaron M  • 
June 12, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Huntington Beach CA 92646
$312
4.50  hrs
1.10  hrs
1995 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
184,000 miles
Baldwin B  • 
June 9, 2020 7:57 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92114
$312
5.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
1994 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
180,000 miles
Katelynn U  • 
June 6, 2020 5:02 AM  • 
Citrus Heights CA 95621
$315
0.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
270,000 miles
Kevin T  • 
June 5, 2020 1:55 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95827
$338
4.10  hrs
0.90  hrs
1996 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6 Limited
159,775 miles
Freedom F  • 
June 4, 2020 10:15 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89102
$253
5.00  hrs
0.80  hrs
1990 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
230,000 miles
Caitlin M  • 
June 4, 2020 2:42 AM  • 
Gilbert AZ 85297
$279
1.70  hrs
0.90  hrs
2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
118,000 miles
Val C  • 
May 29, 2020 11:09 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94134
$318
4.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L L4
200,000 miles
Robyn G  • 
May 6, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Coronado CA 92118
$323
4.50  hrs
0.90  hrs
2007 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L V6 Sport
230,000 miles
Kristin F  • 
March 30, 2020 6:05 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92116
$472
5.80  hrs
2.30  hrs
1997 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
154,000 miles
Robert M  • 
March 16, 2020 4:47 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90045
$317
2.50  hrs
1.20  hrs
1993 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L V6
231,400 miles
Wendy D  • 
March 14, 2020 2:00 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95819
$340
4.00  hrs
1.10  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6
100,000 miles
Isaac H  • 
January 30, 2020 2:00 PM  • 
Bellflower CA 90706
$276
4.20  hrs
1.00  hrs
1997 Toyota 4Runner
200,000 miles
Natasha K  • 
January 13, 2020 2:00 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92121
$125
2.40  hrs
1.10  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L L4
235,000 miles
Kristen S  • 
January 13, 2020 12:33 AM  • 
Hayward CA 94544
$353
0.90  hrs
1.30  hrs
2000 Toyota 4Runner Base
160,000 miles
Jason C  • 
September 27, 2019 9:59 PM  • 
Pleasanton CA 94588
$314
3.20  hrs
1.30  hrs
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited
141,000 miles
Brendon B  • 
July 17, 2019 10:58 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92126
$667
3.50  hrs
2.60  hrs
1998 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6 SR5
205,630 miles
Rick M  • 
 • 
Henderson NV 89074
$318
1.70  hrs
1.00  hrs
1999 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6 SR5
224,000 miles
Jakob T  • 
 • 
San Marcos CA 92069
$275
2.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
1999 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L V6 SR5
224,000 miles
Jakob T  • 
 • 
San Marcos CA 92069
$291
4.60  hrs
1.30  hrs
2005 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L V6 Sport
214,707 miles
Mark R  • 
 • 
Irvine CA 92618
$415
5.90  hrs
2.10  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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