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Old 03 Dec 2015, 11:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
dangerous dan
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Does anyone have any bad experiences with ordering parts from eBay, like a starter?

There's a new starter for sale on eBay for around $80.00. Would it be better to get one at a parts store?

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Old 05 Dec 2015, 12:18 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:29:42 PM UTC-5, dangerous dan wrote:
> Does anyone have any bad experiences with ordering parts from eBay, like a starter?
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> There's a new starter for sale on eBay for around $80.00. Would it be better to get one at a parts store?


I've only bought name brand consumables (e.g. filters) on ebay so I don't know about starters but I've heard so many horror stories about lousy remanufactured starters that I would expect poor quality at that price. At leastfrom an auto parts store you probably can get some kind of warranty.
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Old 05 Dec 2015, 01:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Fri, 4 Dec 2015 21:18:29 -0800 (PST), al <abuonag@msn.com> wrote:

>On Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:29:42 PM UTC-5, dangerous dan wrote:
>> Does anyone have any bad experiences with ordering parts from eBay, like a starter?
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>> There's a new starter for sale on eBay for around $80.00. Would it be better to get one at a parts store?

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>I've only bought name brand consumables (e.g. filters) on ebay so I don't know about starters but I've heard so many horror stories about lousy remanufactured starters that I would expect poor quality at that price. At least from an auto parts store you probably can get some kind of warranty.

Caveat your emptor. Gotta be a FANTASTIC deal to make buying a Toyota
starter online, when every major center has a local rebuilder, and
every auto parts chain carries rebuilt starters - and many local
dealers will repair just what is wrong on a starter (like rebuild the
solenoid or replace the brushes) at a reasonable cost (you take them
the starter if you want to save the R&R labour)

Just the shipping on a rebuilt starter is half the cost of a rebuild.
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Old 06 Dec 2015, 12:13 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9:29:42 PM UTC-7, dangerous dan wrote:
> Does anyone have any bad experiences with ordering parts from eBay, like a starter?
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> There's a new starter for sale on eBay for around $80.00. Would it be better to get one at a parts store?


I purchased a water pump and got the wrong one shipped to me. The company was willing to exchange it so no big deal but it delayed my project. If your starter clicks but won't engage I'd start off with purchasing new contacts from a Toyota dealer and changing them yourself. Cost is about $15. Ifit is dead my first choice would be a NAPA starter. I've got one in my 1991 truck that has been in there for 15 years, the truck has over 450,000 miles on it so I would say it has been used heavily and has held up well.
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