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Old 06-09-2021, 05:47 AM   #1
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well I had an issue with .y starter recently and had to throw in the old one, so I still need to replace it so the question here is has anyone gotten a starter from Amazon I had seen they've got a lot of 4wd starters at some really reasonably priced and a few that look like the ones from rock auto I was thinking about getting one but figured I'd ask if anyone else has had one
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Amazon and Rock don't make starters; I think Amazon pays for return shipping though.


Stuff like starters I get local, with lifetime warranty. My 1998 Frontier has a rebuilt starter from CarQuest though, installed about 2005.
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Amazon and Rock don't make starters; I think Amazon pays for return shipping though.
I'm with Cusser on this... Amazon and Rock don't make starters

Please people, think about where you're getting your parts and who's making them. It's your time and money, spend it wisely...
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If I had the time to wait for shipping I would buy a 100% new starter from rockauto.
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Look like are are the same starter is a huge difference.



Go with a known brand new starter.
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look like are are the same starter is a huge difference.
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No matter where you get the starter from do yourself a favor and only buy a NEW one. Too many problems with the reman starters, I mean a lifetime warranty is great if you want to become an expert at replacing the starter every year (or less)
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No matter where you get the starter from do yourself a favor and only buy a NEW one. Too many problems with the reman starters, I mean a lifetime warranty is great if you want to become an expert at replacing the starter every year (or less)
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This is exactly what I was thinking...
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No matter where you get the starter from do yourself a favor and only buy a NEW one. Too many problems with the reman starters, I mean a lifetime warranty is great if you want to become an expert at replacing the starter every year (or less)

My 1998 Frontier has a rebuilt starter from CarQuest though, installed about 2005. Now has 150K on that same starter.



In other words: it's a crapshoot. I did get a brand-new lifetime warrantied Autozone starter for our Yukon, and got free replacement unit 8 years later.
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i have an amazon starter and alternator that are 5yrs old. 0 problems and were 2/3 the cost elsewhere. even if i have to replace it SLIGHTLY more often its worth it to me for the shipping speed and cost. also there was no core to deal with. *shrug* convenience.



anyone that says stuff like OEM ONLY either intends to keep the truck for 15years or doesnt recognize that putting an OEM starter on a 20+yr old truck means the starter is gonna outlive the rest of the truck by a long ass time.
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