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bkearney
01-18-2012, 01:17 PM
I am 90% sure my starter is going bad. I will test it this spring to be sure. It seems like replacing the starter is pretty easy. Does anyone have any suggestions for locations to purchase a marine starter online?

Also.. I remember somone saying there is some switch that if you change the starter you ought to change. Any pointers on what that would be?

-- bk

KG's Supra24
01-18-2012, 01:41 PM
The Indmar number is S571006. The Arco number (aftermarket) is 57-30470.

I think I ordered the aftermarket from ATL Marine. That is for the 340 cat motor.

You can call ATL Marine and they will give you the part numbers and prices. Do a google search with those numbers and unless you find something way cheaper, I'd just order from ATL. That's what I did anyways.

bkearney
01-18-2012, 03:16 PM
Thanks. Is it an easy repair?

KG's Supra24
01-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Mine was pretty easy to access. It's an easy swap as long as you can access it easily.

newty
01-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Find an altenator/starter repair shop and have it rebuilt. Typically they'll give you a lifetime warranty and it will be quite cheeper than new. I payed $28 to have the one on my jeep rebuilt. I know its not a marine starter but if you have the marine starter to begin with you the guts are the same. Definatly the way to go. my.02

KG's Supra24
01-18-2012, 03:54 PM
Having one rebuilt is also an option.

Here is the thread I started from when I was having a similar problem ...

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?14705-Possible-Starter-Issue/page2&highlight=starter+part+number

jmb
01-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Maybe try discount inboard marine but I would try the rebuild thing too. Prices on starters/alternators are really inflated. I have had good luck with skidim and they are knowledgeable and will answer questions.

zabooda
01-18-2012, 08:39 PM
Just a reminder to stay with a marine starter.

KSmith
01-19-2012, 11:18 AM
^^^^^^^ Of utmost importance. Marine starters are built differently to ensure no sparks which could ignite fumes

rc5695
01-20-2012, 12:41 PM
yup, having it rebuilt should be no more than 1/2 the price of a new or reman. Most places rebuild marine and non-marine applications.

bkearney
01-20-2012, 12:42 PM
Thanks for the input. Dumb question.. what type of place am I looking for to do this? The guy who came out to winterize the boat said to replace it. So.. it aint him :)

rc5695
01-20-2012, 12:48 PM
google your local large city for starter rebuild or alternator rebuild.

Like this but replace teh city with yours
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=rebuild+alternator+greenville,+sc&hl=en&safe=active&fb=1&gl=us&hq=rebuild+alternator&hnear=Greenville,+South+Carolina&t=m&z=10&vpsrc=0

bkearney
01-21-2012, 01:45 PM
ok.. next dumb question.. where is the starter? I looked real quickly today and did not see anything.