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Thread: Yamaha starter repair / replacement

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    Default Yamaha starter repair / replacement

    The starter on the 9.9 Yamaha kicker I bought the other day is frozen up. it is kind of odd because the rest of the motor under the cowling looks like new - no signs of corrosion rust etc. it even smells new. The outside shows a very small amount of corrosion in places but basically the motor has seen little useage.

    In any event I obviously need to fix or replace the starter. Is there anyone in Anchorage that does starter repairs. can I send it off, or break down and pay a small fortune for a new one?

    Thanks!
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    If you do find a place let me know. I have been looking for a year or so, Dewey's wanted $400 for a new one. I did find a place in FL that has them for $285 shipped to AK, I just haven't bought one yet.

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    Default Starter repair

    $400 for a small simple starter is simply absurd!

    I've found them on the internet also for less but still way too expensive. I'm sure there is a shop that repairs them much cheaper!

    I'm going to try Parsuns Marine- they make a Yamaha clone in China that is advertised as being 95% part interchangeable. I'll post what I find out.

    If worse comes to worse I will repair it myself - I recently fixed the motor in dishwasher that had a bad bearing with a $1.25 skate board bearing. Sears wanted $150 for a new motor. took me a couple of hours but still pretty good return on time.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog37 View Post
    If you do find a place let me know. I have been looking for a year or so, Dewey's wanted $400 for a new one. I did find a place in FL that has them for $285 shipped to AK, I just haven't bought one yet.
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    Default Less expensive Yamaha starter

    I finally found one on-line for $140 but I'm still looking.
    Try www.psepmarineparts.biz

    A search by part no. is the best approach - I found the Hitachi equvalent and worked off that.

    Jet ski and snow machine starters only run around $100 - I'm trying to cross-reference part nos. so I can get one of those.
    Living the urban lifestyle so I can pay my way and for my family's needs, and support my country. And you?
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