Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern New Mexico
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Thanks for the info, LMJD. I am certainly not what I would call a "mechanic", but after disconnecting both batteries, I removed the starter motor no problem. I then took it down to our local NAPA store, and went over the options they could get for this engine. The one I decided on was listed as a Mitsubishi Replacement. It is the 4N-6265, new, with gear reduction (OSGR starter type), and the paperwork it came with says "starter model: Mitsubishi". It says "NAPA New" on the motor, and made just this year. It definitely looked slightly different, and I was concerned about it not being a Mitsu brand, which is what I wanted (or a Nippondenso), but the worker at Napa called someone and confirmed that it should be interchangeable with the Delco that I had in it before.
I tried installing it today and it appears to be 3/4" longer than what I had, preventing it from fitting. $180.00 - this type of part would not be exchangeable/refundable, correct? I could get another Delco, which does have a 3 year warranty they said, but it sounds like most folks here recommend avoiding that brand. Their were remanufactured options, including both basic and premium options, although I think they were going to be Napa also, and I would prefer new, over a reman.
Any suggestions from the wise folks here would be greatly appreciated. Anyone with a different specific starter # from my 4N-6265, that they could recommend? Besides Napa, our small town also has a O'Reilly and a Autozone. I doubt I could find or trust a local auto electric shop to rebuild the one I took out of my truck, or could wait for them to do the job. Thanks
1984 F250 4x4 Super Cab, 6.9L, 4spd. ATS Turbo