View Full Version : Where to purchase starter?

04-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Where are you guys getting starters from? Have a 02 merc 350 mag tow sport that I need a new solenoid and starter motor for. YOu guys buying online? westmarine? dealer? skidim?

04-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Try here:


Jeff d
04-23-2011, 10:22 PM
I got a cheap chinese one here:

It was like $65 shipped and claims to be ignition protected. It's been on my boat for about 25 hrs with a whole bunch of starts and it seems just fine.

04-24-2011, 09:39 PM
for mercruiser try here


04-26-2011, 06:40 AM
The solenoid should be on the shelf at your local auto parts store. You can have the starter rebuilt at any local auto-electric shop. They usually stand behind their work and if you have issues they are local rather than having to mail it back somewhere. The auto-electric guys would be able to get you the solenoid too for that matter.

04-26-2011, 11:24 AM
Ended up going with skidim. The damage wasn't enough for me to risk having to pull that thing anytime soon (WHAT A PITA!). Plus with it being overnighted hopefully I know if this is the fix by this weekend. Thanks for the help guys

Now there is a second solenoid correct? is that the part I can pick up off any shelf?

04-26-2011, 11:37 AM
whether auto, truck or marine, I typically will pull the starter off and take to a local rebuild shop. They typically will have one already rebuilt in stock and I merely switch out my old one as the core charge... then re-install. even if they don't have one rebuilt already, usually only a one day turn to rebuild my OEM. depending on the shop, 60 to 90 warranty.

ummm ... should only be one solenoid :confused: