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My Baby is in the shop :(

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tuskadero, May 22, 2001.

  1. Tuskadero

    Tuskadero Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Well my baby is in the shop, thanks for all the great tips on how to troubleshoot the problem. It wasnt my battery, I pretty sure it it the starter since I climbed under and bangged it with a hammer a bunch of times. It tried to turn over after hitting it each time but no luck. Even the toe truck driver tried banging on it and no luck he even said its probably the starter. How much do you guys think it will be for a new one? Thanks again everyone for your help, Heather
     
  2. J.R.

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    well heather i would fix it for you for the cost of parts and a few beers!! im not sure on book time for the job but if they charge more then 1 1/2hrs labor you are getting taken. i just changed mine and it took me about 45 min. for the total job. good luck..j.r.

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  3. delta9blazer

    delta9blazer 1/2 ton status

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    A starter is one of the easier things to swap on a blazer. i'm not sure where in cali you are, but i'm sure there's a CK5 member close enough to help. at least steer you to a reputable shop.


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  4. californiak5

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    Hey Heather,

    I don't know were you are located in Ca. but I am in Oceanside, Ca. If you feel like you get a bad price and are in this neck of the woods I would have no problem changing that out for you. Just call a couple of auto parts stores and get prices on starters (both new and remanufactured) so that you know what the cost is. Then when you are qouted a price you can see what they are getting for the starter and the labor. If labor is qouted for more than one hour I would take my business somewhere else. Also make sure that they check the starter solenoid. Alot of times on Chevys the solenoid goes out and the starter is still in good shape. Good luck and let me know if I can help out.

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    Keith

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  5. Burt4x4

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    Sounds like she may have allready taken the Blazer in!!??
    Have you?
    I am in Modesto area and would have no problems helping you out also.
    Just let us know if you still need help.
    any more than an hour would be too long...

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  6. Confederate9

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    my baby goes to the shop today for body work.

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  7. 90K5

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    It shouldn't take too long at all. I did mine a few months ago in about 30-45 minutes, and a lot of the time was spent ruunig down the street to see which wires go where on a Suburban down the street.

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  8. DMK

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    Shop cost for starter replacement will be around 150-200. Should only take 15-20 min. Most shops have a min. of an hour labor charge.
     
  9. mpascino

    mpascino 1/2 ton status

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    hehe when you have changed your damn defective autozone starter 5 times in one week you can change them in about 10-15 minutes. It may have a lifetime warrenty but that's as long as you don't mind replacing it everyother month....

    You call that dirty!?
     
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    Autozone starters suck. I have been changing them so much I decided to get a NAPA starter. So far so good. I been clocked at 15 minutes for changing my starters. You get tons of practice with Autozone crap!

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