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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hardcore_rob, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. hardcore_rob

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    So heres the deal, I live down in Colorado Springs, have been driving to Littleton to go to EMT school, I came up last night for a test. My truck has been having some issues starting, now it wont at all, it grinds, I got under it and checked the starter. was kind of loose, so i tightened it. still no go, i pulled the starter to look at it.gears are pretty bad. I just need to get the thing back to the springs, but dont have enough money to tow or anything. I have been out of work (unemployed computer worker trying to change careers) Anyone have any ideas, Cheap starter?

    Rob
     
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    Is the flywheel/flexplate screwed up?
     
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    It was kind of hard to tell, but i imagine it isnt in great shape, just by looking at the shape of the starter gear.
     
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    Well, if it were loose, it could have ate up the gear on the starter. I think you can get a lifetime guaranteed starter from (gulp) Autozone for around $40.

    John
     
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    just looked up autozone, not seeing any around littleton, checked checker auto, they are a day out in shipping... damnit
     
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    Id be glad to help in any way I can, I think the cheapest starter would be from checker auto. Shoot me a pm if you need some help.
     
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    What part of littleton are you in ? Usally they have those in stock ...
     
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    First of all thanks. Next, can you tell me where the closest checker or parts store in general is? I am at ACC on Santa Fe and College. My father in law is heading up, to help, since he knows the truck pretty well, it used to be his.
     
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    And they might, i just checked online so it may be different in stores
     
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    I believe the closest one is @ wadsworth and bowles By s.w plaza, Just take bowles up 2 blocks past wadsworth and I think it's the second light turn left but you will see it on your left side.
     
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    I appreciate it, hopefully i can get it started and get it home.....
     
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    Good luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif at least you not in the middle of the wood's like me when mine crapped out...
     
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    got the damn thing push started and back home in the garage. gotta get a new starter and hope the rest isnt too f'd up...
     
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    Kool , glad to hear ya made it!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    well... I bought a autozone starter thinking lifetime warrantee Its gotta be a good one well I put it in and couldent figure out why it wouldent start my truck... I took it up the the local speed shop they put it on there tester and said its bad I told them its brand new(rebuildt i guess) and they showed it to me on the machine the bendix was goening in and out (sposta stay out while starting) so I took it back and bought one of the speed shops hi-tq mini starters for like $50 more and been REALLY happy with it
     
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    Yeah, I don't normally shop at Vatozone, just trying to help a guy that's low on funds. Oreilly's get my business.

    John
     

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