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Old 06-06-2008, 01:58 PM
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I have four prices for replacing my 1997 Prelude's starter. The local Honda dealer was $435. I called two independent shops and their price was $310 and $280 using a non Honda starter. The final price I got was a Honda mechanic that now does all the work at his home. His price is $147 for a parts house starter with a lifetime warranty or $330 for a Honda starter with a one year warranty.

Has anyone had their Honda's starter replaced? What did it cost you?
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last february i changed my starter for the 95 prelude. Got at around roughly $160, i cant remember the exact price. bought it at autopartswarehouse. so far it works well.
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Qtrmile,

Is yours a genuine Honda starter or a parts house starter?
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its not all that hard to replace it yourself.
2 bolts, a 14 and 17mm bolt, a ground strap with a 10mm nut, pull the old starter off, and put new one on.

much more self-satisfaction this way
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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Lower Radiator Hose

Don't you have to remove the lower radiator hose to remove and replace the starter?
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You know, at Honda, we use WorldWide starters and alternators unless otherwise requested. Reason being we don't normally stock the OE parts and no one wants to leave their car overnight
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You know, at Honda, we use WorldWide starters and alternators unless otherwise requested. Reason being we don't normally stock the OE parts and no one wants to leave their car overnight
The service writer at my local Honda dealer was telling me they have a lot of Hondas some into their dealership with aftermarket starters. He said they were having a lot of problems with the non Honda starters. Of course, he is trying to get me to pay him over $400 to install a Honda starter on my Prelude.

How may of the WorldWide starters or alternators are you having come back bad?
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Qtrmile,

Is yours a genuine Honda starter or a parts house starter?
unfortunately its not a genuine Honda. its a replacement starter.
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Man go to an auto parts store and pick up a starter and slap it in. I did it dressed up for work (at the time I was a manger at hollister) in the parking lot of the parts store 20 mins before I had to be at work and made it there with 10 mins to spare (btw that is taking out the old one and putting the new one in) So my point is its easy.
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