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Old 05-30-2010, 06:20 PM
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Is there a starter rebuild kit for our motors? Has anyone here done it and is it worth doing? I only get 1-1.5 years from a starter and am tired of buying new ones. I want a high torque unit but don't have $450 to put in one right now.
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I found (this) at fleetsource. My last starter I bought four years ago, was bought directly from international. It cost me around $175. I don't know what they sell for now.
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DB electrical use to sell high torque starters for a lot cheaper than that. I don't know if they still sell them or not.
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I thought that I read somewhere that some people were having either fitments issues or reliability issues with some of the high torque starters offered?
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no problem with mine,had it about 3 years
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What does it take to rebuild a starter? My starter just went and I have the time to rebuild it and wouldn't mind saving some coin. Can someone shine some light? What does it take? Are there any special tools required?
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Doesn't the 6liter starter interchange, smaller, faster, and more torque.
What does one of those cost.
Id just get a lifetime starter. Only took me 15 min to change in the parts store parking lot.
(I just beat the old one with a bar until the truck started and then never shut it off until I had the new one)
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