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    Quote Originally Posted by HelpImpoor View Post
    It didn't. I also switched a couple of relays and that didn't work either. Power was definitely getting to the starter. I guess I lost the starter lottery.
    Sounds like you tried everything you could first, and that's great! Pretty much all starters fail eventually. It's not the worst item in the world to replace.

    Rockauto.com wants $152.79 for a rebuilt starter. $34 extra if you don't exchange them.

    Autozone.com wants $169.99 for a rebuilt starter. $40 extra if you don't exchange them.

    Local electric motor guy in my area charged me about $100 to rebuild the starter for my tractor, but that was over 10 years ago. Not sure what it would be today?

    If a Mirage is not under warranty, I wonder what a dealer charges?



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    Quote Originally Posted by HelpImpoor View Post
    It is the starter. Thanks everyone for the help!
    Thanks for updating us. It’s much better than leaving us hanging in suspense.

    So what’s next for your Mirage? It’ll be nice to have it back on the road again.
    Last edited by Eggman; 08-25-2021 at 09:09 PM.

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    I read on another thread that a new starter replacement can run $1,100 on the Mirage, which blew my mind. So I looked up the average repair cost with AAA. Yep, they apparently are correct. Yikes.

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    HelpImPoor - Hoping you still have warranty coverage! Though a starter replacement is not a big deal. Generally not very expensive if you DIY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    HelpImPoor - Hoping you still have warranty coverage! Though a starter replacement is not a big deal. Generally not very expensive if you DIY.
    And anyone willing to pay 1100 to replace a starter either has money to burn or is the type of person who's deathly afraid of used or aftermarket parts.
    I'd buy a used one for well under $100 and if I wasn't able to change it myself I'd pay a shop .5-1 hrs labor to change it for me. These are stupidly easy to replace.


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