Did you get that starter from a dealer? I priced starters last month because of a battery connection problem and NAPA had one for 150 bucks. You must have been talking about the price of a new one.
On another note, money aside, fixing some of these minor little problems yourself can be very satisfying and belive it or not the simpler the project the more you seem to learn. I'm not a mechanic, just a simple plumber and I hate engine grease and the other muck I get alover climbing under my vehicle to check it out, but I learn something every time I reach my hands into that maze of wires and tubes that make up my truck.
Two years ago I replaced the clutch in my old ex S-10. This is the biggest job I have ever tried and belive me those 37 or so bolts it took me to get the old clutch out came with a price. It took me three days to get it right and the only help I had was some advice during the job from a friend. When I was done all my friends quickly got tired of hearing me talk about it- and that old truck with it's 312 thousand original miles ran like a jet! BOOYA!
Last edited by kryptosdaddy; 07-05-2009 at 09:25 AM.