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Old 09-02-2009, 12:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Really, when was the last time anyone had to replace a starter?

VW Rabbits had chronically weak starters, but since those late 70's / early 80's vintage vehicles, I've never had to.

I understand Wayne wore out the starter in his Accord, but the number of starts on his will vastly outnumber the typical ecodriver.

Not saying it can't happen, but I bet it's pretty unlikely.
Just to be a stick in the mud here - I just had to buy a new starter for the wife's Saturn. It had nothing to do with wear, though. Damn corrosion weakened the wire studs on the solenoid, and no one sells just the solenoid.
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