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Age. Fac ut gaudeam
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So I finally replaced my starter, I scrounged the 60bucks together. XD

Anyway, it didn't take long at all to remove it, just needed the right tools and enough brute strength to move the bolts. So, I undo the wire, get two tiny extensions, put them together, get my ratchet and undo the bolts. (There was a "snap" as I undid one, it was that tight.)

I had it removed and am about to get a ride to Autozone when I decide that for shits and giggles, I'll call and ask Firestone how much they would charge to remove and replace.

You ready?

$344!!!

Ouch...

I just saved $284 bucks! :rockon

(Technically, I did this yesterday; I also installed my Shiftser then!:thumbup)
 

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Screw the Jeep Thing
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holy Crap.. Almost $350 to replace a starter? Whats their hourly rate, $280 an hour?
 

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this thread needs more shits and giggles
 

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now i understand why most people just drive their car till it starts havin problems then trade in on a new one like my wifes family likes to do they got no damn sense.
 

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The list price for starter is probably double what we'd pay in a store. Sad as it may be 344 dollars is probably a legit going rate!
 

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Howdy howdy howdy!
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$344 for 5 minutes of work and a $60 starter? God damn if I owned a shop I wouldn't even charge labor to replace a starter on one of these.
 

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We got a shop that wanted $900 for parts and labor to replace my girlfriend's IAC.
After a quick "F*** NO" from me they said "ok, we'll try cleaning it and charge you $350".
 

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Satyr of the Midwest
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I need to open a shop. If I charged fair prices, I'd put everyone else out of business.
 

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Howdy howdy howdy!
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I need to open a shop. If I charged fair prices, I'd put everyone else out of business.
You and me both brotha, when I told a customer the only charge would be for the starter they would come back to me for everything.
 
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