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  #1994096 11-Apr-2018 09:41
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Not me. However our '06 Prado (190,000km) is back in the electricians for the 2nd time in a year. Previously replaced the alternator and now the starter motor (or hopefully just the relay) is playing up and intermittently refusing to start. Up till these two items it's never missed a beat.

 

My experience with these kinds of items is to see a good auto electrician. It seems that mechanics will just replace the whole thing whereas auto electricians will try to repair it at much less cost.

 

 


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  #1994124 11-Apr-2018 09:50
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Some auto-sparkies will do a replace and trade deal.  They replace the motor and give you some trade-in value for the old one if they can refurbish and sell it.





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  #1994173 11-Apr-2018 10:49
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MikeAqua:

 

Some auto-sparkies will do a replace and trade deal.  They replace the motor and give you some trade-in value for the old one if they can refurbish and sell it.

 

 

Fewer seem willing to do that these days - especially as cheap (dubious quality) chinese aftermarket alternators and starter motors are available at very low cost for popular car models.

 

 


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