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Old 04-27-2004, 12:35 PM
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I had my battery charged, thinking it was bad. Then it still didn't start. Hit the starter with a hammer, then it started. So it's a bad starter, right?



I have a parts car in my yard, I'm assuming the starter is still on it. Should I swap it from there, or do all starters go bad after a certain mileage?

Auto parts store reman starter is $105.10, Mazda is $136.40.
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Old 04-27-2004, 12:56 PM
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once they get this old they seem to randomly fail, most of the time the starters are good.



spend the money on the mazda reman.



ive had a parts store one with an lifetime warranty, and i was using that every other week until i broke (literally, for the 4th or 5th time) down and bought a mazda reman
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Good to know, I probably would've ended up buyint the parts store reman if not told otherwise, since I just bought a reman brake caliper from them.



Just for the hell of it, I think I'll install the one from the parts car, just to make some use of that hunk of crap in my yard. Then buy the Mazda reman when the money is easier to let go of, and carry it around with me.



Once again, thanks for the info.
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:13 AM
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Just ordered the starter.



Overnighted, bitch! Homie don't play that "next stock order" ****!
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just wait when you call tomorrow and they still don't have it.... fucktards
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Originally Posted by BigTurbo74' date='Apr 28 2004, 09:59 AM
just wait when you call tomorrow and they still don't have it.... fucktards
so far my local mazda dealership has been spot on, so it should be here. otherwise I'm getting a refund on shipping charges. ($15)
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How much was it?



I would have taken it to a starter shop, inexpensive and warrantied.
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Originally Posted by ColinRX7' date='Apr 28 2004, 10:42 AM
How much was it?



I would have taken it to a starter shop, inexpensive and warrantied.
~135, and that doesn't include the $75 core charge or $15 for overnight shipping. Oh well, it was suggested to me that this was the better option.



I'll still have an extra starter, so maybe I'll get it rebuilt and sell it if it's cost effective.
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Just called my local place the rebuilds starters, they say the new starters they get are only about $5-10 more or less than the rebuilt ones. I'm going to keep the Mazda one, but he says I can take by the old starter and they can get an exact estimate for free, in case I want to sell it.
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Hmm.. Maybe it's more cost effective to rebuild them up here rather than down there..



There's starter/alternator shops everywhere, it's never too expensive to just rebuild them.. For us..
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