Can i change the starter motor myself?
So mine is the black sheep a 2006 2,0TS (the facelift, and lets not get into that argument), 140 000km and every one of them as good as was to be expected and beside the odd bulb failure and going on 2 batteries already absolutely problem free.
The starter motor however is on its way out ...alfa have quoted me about the equivalent of 200pounds and 3-4 hours labour to replace it after telling me it was beyond reconditioning. i will still investigate this with a specialist as i only found out today and then there's always the used parts route if i can find one as it seems expensive and labour intensive to me but then i am thumbsucking what i think a starter should cost and hence i refer to the experts...
if i have to i will pay alfa's ransom to keep the black sheep going strong and i will discuss price on a more local forum, what i would like to know is if i end up having to replace the starter motor is it something i can do myself, or should i take it to an auto electrician to fit or just get it done by alfa. How long would it take if i have to do it myself.. 3 or 4 hours labour seems too much although they charged me 1 hour per wheel to change the brake pads so maybe it just takes that long i am no mechanic but i understand the ins and outs of my particular engine and am pretty handy and i can follow instructions. So just how difficult a job is it? Is it worth the effort and yes i know thats relative but would it take me four hours or just one? Depending on your opinion i guess, would someone be so kind as to post a set of instructions
thanks in advance
oh and saw my first guilietta today the 1750 so much nicer than the pictures although if there's anything i must say the front skirt is kind of wavy for my taste... dare i say it a little bit girly. Not that it hasn't gone to the top of my list when the time for a new one comes.... new guiletta or fairly new brera... that's a choice i will enjoy making in a year or so