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Old 05 Jul 2013, 02:01 pm
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Default My 03 Accord starter died once... when should I get it replaced?

Guys, I have a 2003 Honda Accord EX-V6, had it since it was new. It now has 130K, was just in for a transmission overhaul, and it won't start after couple short drives.































I thought battery was dead, so I called AAA. Guy came out, thinks it's the starter, used a metal rod and banged on what he said was the starter. It still wouldn't start.































Since that guy drove a pick-up, he couldn't tow me to a garage. He called another guy with tow truck.































Second guy showed up, also thought it was a bad starter, bangs on cylinder thing that was next to what the first guy banged, and car started right up. Took less than 10 seconds.































MY QUESTION IS, HOW LONG DO I HAVE UNTIL THE STARTER COMPLETELY DIES? AND HOW MUCH TO CHANGE OUT THE STARTER?































I now drive with a metal stick in my car, in case I need to bang on the started just to start up the car.































I don't recall ever changing the starter before, but the part didn't look Honda. First AAA guy said it looked factory, but not to me.































Anyway, I wonder if I should just get it changed out, or is this a problem that could possible be dormant for the next 10K miles?































Thanks in advance.
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Old 05 Jul 2013, 02:20 pm
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get it fixed as soon as you can
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Old 05 Jul 2013, 02:31 pm
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It's dead now. Banging on the case is just a temporary fix to get the car started and get you home. That can go on indefinitely until it just won't work at all. Get it replaced as soon as possible before it leaves you stranded which could be today or it could be a year from now. I guarantee that when it does, it will be at the worst possible time.































Autozone lists a rebuilt unit with lifetime warranty for just over $100 and a brand new one also with a lifetime warranty for just under $160.
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