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Source for good, cheap reliable starter motor?

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Source for good, cheap reliable starter motor?

I need a starter motor for an '04 Toyota Corolla we're planning to keep until the wheels proverbially fall off. Starter is making the grinding noise so think it's better to pre-emptively replace it.

I guess I could get a rebuild at Lordco, NAPA or CT, or from Rockauto. Any preferred source for good, cheap, reliable?
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I brought my starter for Civic from Hotspot automotive store. They probably sell new and rebuilt starter. I went with rebuilt starter for my Civic. The quality looked pretty good on starter, freshly painted etc. I think it DNS company in Montreal area that remanufacture it and is sold through Hotspot. It won't be cheap

I noticed some rebuilt parts such starter and alternator are more expensive than purchased new one. I am assuming quality is much better. The trick is to find which company rebuilt parts that are highly in demand.
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Around here there are auto parts jobbers who sell and deliver to independent garages. Many also sell to the public. Prices lower for similar quality to bigger retailers.
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George613 wrote: Around here there are auto parts robbers who sell and deliver to independent garages. Many also sell to the public. Prices lower for similar quality to bigger retailers.
You mean Jobbers?
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shabby wrote: What color? Thinking Face
Grey/silver, unfortunately. Not beige.
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