: Any mechanics in NYC/Queens/LI?



UNCLLUIE
02-21-07, 09:06 AM
OK. So 751 dollars for a starter at the dealership. Too much?

I'd rather help out an honest mechanic. Anyone here in NYC or QUeens able to work on an 02 ETC if needed? Or know of a good private shop?

BodybyFisher
02-21-07, 09:34 AM
Given the price they charged you for the starter, $751 may not be too bad of a price for a dealer.. I know people who have had work done at Richter's in Ridgewood, NJ, I know its a bit of a ride but they are honest. I am on Long Islandl and only use mechanics as a last resort but don't have any to recommend.

misfit6794
02-21-07, 10:19 AM
The starter is UNDER the intake manifold on the northstars. Why is it there? I don't know, so your price isn't that bad. Its somewhat involved to actually get down to it to replace it. If you want to make the trip to central NJ theres a shop called modern performance thats one of the best in the state.

99Classillac
02-21-07, 03:51 PM
I took my car to a place on staten Island. They did my waterpump. They actually knew what a Northstar was and knew how to do the waterpump. They were reasonable too. I paid $280 for waterpump + labor. Cheap I think. The name of the shop was MasterTech Automotive.

ELDOminator
02-21-07, 03:58 PM
The starter is UNDER the intake manifold on the northstars. Why is it there? I don't know, so your price isn't that bad.
It's there to keep it away from the elements. It will last much longer than most starters. And it's really not hard to change at all. Anyone who can do their own work will find it's somewhat easy to do.

BodybyFisher
02-21-07, 05:11 PM
It's there to keep it away from the elements. It will last much longer than most starters. And it's really not hard to change at all. Anyone who can do their own work will find it's somewhat easy to do.

I agree, its a very easy starter to replace, the fact that its under the intake gets exaggerated to inflate the price, its not a bad job at all...

blunted
02-23-07, 05:25 PM
That price is insane. I'm not mechanically inclined at all but recently I had to prop up my intake to clean my phenolic spacers and the starter was staring right at me. The whole time I was thinking how it seemed pretty easy to replace. Let me know if you find a good tri-state shop, I'm tired of driving up to New Paltz to see my mechanic. :alchi:

Tommy Deville
02-25-07, 11:10 PM
THE STARTER IS EASY TO REPLACE!People hear that its under the intake manifold and they freak out.