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I would assume the old adage, you get what you pay for would be appropriate in this case as a
"new" starter, shipped, for $39.90, is one I'd stay away from. From what I see, their warranty is for 14 days after receipt if DOA. I'm always one that looks for a bargain, but have found that even the aftermarket parts store cheap, lifetime warranty starters are junk.
Know it's a far cry from $39.90 but RockAuto has a new, lifetime starter $102 + shipping.
Choose wisely.
 

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why not rebuild your old one with dealer brushes?
There's more to it than just the brushes. How about the solenoid and the starter
lever is a weak point as some break, then cleaning and installing parts, but just to
give an idea of cost, the factory brush holder $73 list, solenoid $106, lever $16, starter
drive $87. A replacement starter with lifetime warranty can be had for @ $100 while
an unit from Kia $242.
 

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