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Old 09-21-2012, 10:24 AM
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Hi, this is my first truck ever and I'm really diggin' it.

I know I need to replace the starter and I have no problem finding a replacement or swappping it out. Since the truck is 14 years old but with only 72,400 I was wondering if I go with a new or rebuilt?

My real concern is the manufacturer to use, is this a part that should only be OEM or can anyone suggest a suitable replacement starter?

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:42 PM
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I'm leaning towards a Duralast starter, any cautions?
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:17 AM
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So after much analysis paralysis I went and talked to my neighborhood NAPA guy. He had an exact fit that was locally rebuilt by what he assured me was a quality operation. I was going to go with a Denso for the same price (I believe they are the OEM) but would have had to wait on shipping; I’m driving the truck now and the problem is getting worse.

Long story bearable I bought the NAPA starter for $131 and was done in about an hour. There is so much room to work on this truck all I had to do was straddle the curb for a little extra height (didn’t really need it but was easy enough) and crawled under and swapped it out. My wife didn’t think I could do it, I’m not a real gear head but owning a boat you learn fast how to swap out bolt-ons.
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Ya starters are nice and easy to swap out. Saves nicely on labor that way for sure.
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