The starter in my truck has been going for a while. I mean a year. So it really should not have been a shock to me that it finally reached a point where it was no longer reliable. (By that I mean I could still clutch start it, but there is not always a downhill grade nearby.)
Fast forward two months. (Yes, I let it sit that long. Good thing I work from home a lot.)
I was intent upon fixing it myself. Changing a starter is not really that technical, and it would save me a couple hundred dollars. That is until I got started. I decided I was not adept enough to handle this on my own and enlisted the help of a friend. About a half hour into the project we decided that we were really not sure that we could get the new starter on.
I ended up taking it to the dealer as they gave me the best estimate (shocking, I know.) I pulled into the garage at the dealership and they asked to turn off the truck. I asked the guy if he was sure about that and he said, “Oh, you’re the guy with the starter.”
I really hate paying someone else to do these types of things. I hate it even more when I have to pay them for reasons other than the fact that I am too busy.