2001 Subaru Outback Q&A
2001 Subaru Outback Question: Does it cost the same to change a starter solenoid as to change a starter motor?
Most good shops charge their customers for diagnostics when it does not get them any closer to removing the part that is determined to be defective. Their technician has to be paid for all the time he has on the vehicle. If it takes him 1 hour to determine that the solenoid has failed he still needs the 1 1/2 hours to replace and road test. A Denso starter (best) is $350.00 plus 1.5 hours to replace. Might be a little high, ask them to explain the charges. - Hal...
There was time when most shops did not charge for diagnostic time/work. Now days it really is part of the repair. Think about for a moment...how do you know what to replace if you do not do any testing? Gary Pacific Auto Repari - Visitor