subaru starter

gjr

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The kid's car wouldn't start in the supermarket parking lot. Went and looked at it (+5F and 25 mph NW wind). Nothing when turning the key except the idiot lights dimmed a little. Whacked the starter and it fired right up. I think it needs a starter.

Word on the alternator was to get a Subaru rebuilt. Is the same true for the starters ? Napa lists them for ~$100. Subaru lists them for ~$350-$450.

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Cold weather makes batteries weak.
Dirty connections and frozen crud on/in the bendix compounds the problems.
You can test the starter before replacing it.
 

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Subarus have the solenoid on the starter and the contact points in it can be replaced easily...Have owned 5 high mileage Subarus over the years and that is the only fault I have ever had with a starter...I used to know Honda part number for contacts but the last ones I bought from an automobile electric repair shop...It's about a 10 minute job after the starter is removed...
 

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If your lucky sometimes a tap will fix them, the solinod sometimes stick.
 
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