Originally Posted by johninmichigan
Are there any automotive electric shops in your area? You may be able to get you're old one rebuilt. It's not a big job. most small shops like that have gone out of business because now we just throw things away.
Ain't that the truth. People swap them at parts stores and they get shipped to other countries and rebuilt with cheapest parts available.
Anyway, my starter went out several years ago and I tried 2 starters from autozone and neither didn't do well with my engine. But its not stock either. I ended up getting my stock one back and had it rebuilt. That was about 6 yrs ago.
Mean green has a good reputation. I'd try a local shop first. Maybe napa second and if not then I guess mean green is the best option.