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Old 03-15-2003, 02:16 AM
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It is entirely possible the PO installed a substandard rebuilt starter, leaving you in the same predicament he was in. Definitely an avenue to explore.

The PO of my 4.5 had 3 starters replaced in less than a year. In the 4.5's case it is shift column bushings (inside the steering column) causing slop. 4 going on 5 years, no starter replacements on my part.
Mike Tangas
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