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What starter should I buy?

 
Old 03-12-2011, 06:00 PM
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I'm going to replace the starter in my 91 L98. Should I stick with an OEM replacement or upgrade to something else.

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Old 03-12-2011, 06:23 PM
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Are you replacing it because its bad? Ever thought about getting it rebuilt?
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:29 PM
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After seeing prices the thought (rebuild it) crossed my mind. But I have had bad luck with rebuilt starters in the past on my other cars. I'm thinking about going with something smaller and more heat resistant.
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Starters are the one thing I don't see anyone having issues with here in C4-Land. Not sure how you would get one that is 'smaller'? Starter part number fits 88-91 period.

Look for rebuilt lifetime warranty at most major AP stores.
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I was looking at this starter at Ecklers.

http://www.ecklers.com/corvette-engi...1984-1996.html
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Originally Posted by jef7469 View Post
I was looking at this starter at Ecklers.

http://www.ecklers.com/corvette-engi...1984-1996.html
If you've been having a rash of bad luck with starters, and you know it's the starter itself and not bad wiring or a chipped tooth on the flywheel, then I guess I'd say go for it. But like I said, in the 2 years I've been here, I've haven't seen any threads with anyone having problems with their starters (repeated).

Lifetime rebuilt at Kragen/Orielly is $120
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