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Starter problems...contacts replaced.

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by mitchellayes, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Nov 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    mitchellayes

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    Dealer just charged me 600.00 to rebuild my starter, said the contacts were bad..were they pulling my leg? The truck wud start fine in neutral(automatic)..clicking at times..cables were cleaned on the battery side..sounded like a loose ground or something....any comments..damn dealers..just wanted it done right..but 600.00 dollars..hell that cost more than replacing the timing belt!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Nov 14, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    jivewalker

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    Really? A new starter would only be around $100.00 :confused: I'd say you got ripped unless it was something more than just the starter.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    $600 to rebuild a starter???:confused:.............yeah I think someone ripped you off on that one.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    It was mostlabor charges..5 hours worth..so they claim..it shoud be only two bolts right? 5 hours for two bolts...I think I got jacked..no more dealers for me!!
     
  5. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    call up another dealer and ask them what they charge to install a new starter and compare. Should only take 1/2 hour max.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    exactly
     
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