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Toyota Tacoma 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 Tacoma Starter Motor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Toyota Tacoma Starter Motor Replacement is $316. 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 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
55,000 miles
Austin P  • 
September 28, 2020 4:32 PM  • 
Chandler AZ 85248
$348
4.80  hrs
1.40  hrs
1997 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
120,000 miles
Paulette D  • 
September 23, 2020 10:08 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95841
$282
2.10  hrs
1.20  hrs
1999 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L L4
190,000 miles
Sandy M  • 
August 3, 2020 7:47 PM  • 
Westminster CA 92683
$329
5.20  hrs
0.80  hrs
2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 Pre Runner
120,000 miles
Marie M  • 
July 31, 2020 11:36 AM  • 
Riverside CA 92507
$352
2.40  hrs
1.10  hrs
2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 Pre Runner
88,000 miles
Jesus E  • 
July 22, 2020 1:57 PM  • 
North Hollywood CA 91606
$352
3.30  hrs
1.00  hrs
2000 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
78,000 miles
Robert G  • 
July 14, 2020 7:21 PM  • 
Twentynine Palms CA 92277
$295
4.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
1996 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L L4
50,000 miles
Antonio O  • 
July 11, 2020 3:48 AM  • 
San Jose CA 95116
$332
1.10  hrs
0.70  hrs
1999 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
223,000 miles
David R  • 
July 8, 2020 6:00 PM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91911
$305
3.30  hrs
0.80  hrs
2003 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
150,000 miles
Steven S  • 
July 5, 2020 10:34 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94110
$305
5.70  hrs
0.80  hrs
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
290,560 miles
Candice J  • 
July 2, 2020 11:25 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92114
$315
1.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2003 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
220,000 miles
Landon B  • 
June 26, 2020 1:12 AM  • 
Riverside CA 92506
$305
2.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
181,291 miles
Ruben B  • 
June 24, 2020 5:09 PM  • 
Alameda CA 94502
$305
2.80  hrs
1.00  hrs
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
181,291 miles
Ruben B  • 
June 24, 2020 3:35 PM  • 
Alameda CA 94502
$312
2.00  hrs
1.20  hrs
2017 Toyota Tacoma 3.5L V6
31,000 miles
Scott P  • 
June 19, 2020 6:33 PM  • 
Tucson AZ 85737
$394
2.20  hrs
1.70  hrs
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L L4
185,000 miles
Daniel G  • 
June 13, 2020 4:32 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90068
$329
4.30  hrs
0.90  hrs
1998 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L L4 Base
147,164 miles
Michael Z  • 
June 7, 2020 8:35 AM  • 
Citrus Heights CA 95621
$333
4.00  hrs
0.80  hrs
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
170,000 miles
Charles D  • 
May 30, 2020 2:10 PM  • 
Lawndale CA 90260
$315
1.60  hrs
1.00  hrs
2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
121,000 miles
Malia F  • 
May 22, 2020 7:32 PM  • 
West Covina CA 91792
$301
5.50  hrs
1.20  hrs
1999 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
220,000 miles
Nick S  • 
May 15, 2020 12:45 PM  • 
San Clemente CA 92672
$295
3.40  hrs
1.20  hrs
2003 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6 Pre Runner
190,000 miles
Cody D  • 
May 6, 2020 12:00 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85022
$284
2.90  hrs
0.90  hrs
2003 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
125,000 miles
Jon P  • 
April 28, 2020 3:26 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95133
$305
4.40  hrs
0.70  hrs
1997 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
260,000 miles
Renzulli N  • 
April 27, 2020 3:48 PM  • 
San Gabriel CA 91776
$305
4.00  hrs
0.80  hrs
2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
160,000 miles
Matthew D  • 
April 24, 2020 5:07 PM  • 
Orangevale CA 95662
$332
5.50  hrs
1.00  hrs
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L L4
204,000 miles
Matthew R  • 
March 26, 2020 10:49 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95822
$314
3.00  hrs
1.10  hrs
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L L4
258,000 miles
Michael F  • 
March 14, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Elk Grove CA 95758
$325
4.40  hrs
1.20  hrs
1999 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6
102,000 miles
Louis A  • 
March 12, 2020 3:00 PM  • 
Highland CA 92346
$325
5.30  hrs
0.70  hrs
2001 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L L4
556,000 miles
Jerry L  • 
February 24, 2020 2:15 AM  • 
Placentia CA 92870
$280
3.30  hrs
1.10  hrs
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
195,000 miles
Erick P  • 
February 11, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Long Beach CA 90808
$350
2.40  hrs
0.70  hrs
2002 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L L4
390,000 miles
William T  • 
December 23, 2019 11:51 PM  • 
La Palma CA 90623
$329
4.00  hrs
1.10  hrs
2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner
160,000 miles
Chuck S  • 
November 8, 2019 1:30 AM  • 
Oceanside CA 92057
$560
4.30  hrs
1.50  hrs
2002 Toyota Tacoma
72,000 miles
Julie T  • 
October 12, 2019 4:42 PM  • 
Moreno Valley CA 92553
$315
3.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2003 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6 Pre Runner
160,000 miles
Eldon H  • 
 • 
Riverside CA 92508
$291
5.40  hrs
0.70  hrs
2001 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6 Pre Runner
226,000 miles
Cooper M  • 
 • 
San Diego CA 92110
$115
1.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
185,000 miles
Glenn A  • 
 • 
Carson CA 90746
$180
4.30  hrs
1.30  hrs
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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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