Originally Posted by bill_airjunky
Keep in mind that a car starter is NOT the same as a marine starter. Something to do about the venting of the case so the marine starter doesn't spark & ignite gas fumes in your engine compartment.... which is not a problem in a car.
You should be able to find a local shop who will rebuild your old starter for around $100..... which should be like 1/2 what a new unit would cost you.
While that can be done most rebuilders are just going to do what we like to call "a paint and pray" They will probably replace the brushes, maybe the solenoid and clean it up.
Here is a link to the Wilson I was talking about. It shows a reference from a PCM number and also mentions it is for auto and marine use. you can even see the sticker on it that says it is a marine starter. The rebuilt unit should be $75-85 tops at a napa and the new should be $110 tops. If it is much more they are raping you.
If you have an autoplus near you they will sell the unit as a superior or endurance unit which is a BBB unit which is the same as a Wilson. The lester numbers will reference the starter. Add an N to the end of it and it will refernce the new version.