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starter motor, auto / manual trans ?
Posted 29 November 2007 - 07:39 AM
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 04:34 AM
Personally I think I am going to go on the lookout for a relatively low mileage car in the JY with a gear reduction starter that looks original, and take it home, take it apart, clean and regrease everything, and put it back together. If I find any brushes I don't like then I'll take the one in my car apart and pull nicer brushes out of it, try to put together the nicest starter I can, and also a spare, and install the good one. My point is that I think a good OEM starter, properly reconned before it starts getting worn, might be the most ideal bet for longevity, reliability, and cost.. short of buying a brand new starter, and even those are not 100% reliable like the stock units seem to be.
It seems like all the starters die the same way; dirt from wearing components building up and accelerating wear and reducing efficiency. A quick recon shouldn't impact the overall construction of the unit (typically faulty rebuilds are the result of poor bearing or bushing placement, certain issues with press fit assembly that needn't be disturbed for a simple clean and re lube) and I plan on effecting this plan as soon as i find the right starter in the JY and have 15 bucks burning a hole in my pocket. My current JY starter is starting to get a trifle loud, and the bearing noise as the gear reduction spins down is starting to change.. so I want to grab a spare in any case. Automatics suck.
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