First of all TinyRav97, welcome to the forum. Thier is NO substitute for Toyota OEM parts. Use Toyota parts and things like this won't happen, ouch ($). Toyota OEM parts are slightly more expensive, but once you install the sub-part, once, twice and then again a third time. If you would of bought Toyota part in the first place, well, I guess you know what I mean. Yes, you can use sub-parts, but not in key places. But like in Brake pads (Sub pads are noisy) Electrical, Suspension parts, No, go OEM here. A fender might be more forgiving as a sub-part. You get the picture.
One day I turned on my RAV4 in the morning and the started just kept on going despite the engine was on. Solution, a NEW Toyota Starter, pricey, **** yeah, $290.00 plus installation at my local Toyota dealer, no core. At a sub-part, you might have to give yours in, plus a hefty price. A short cut would be to rebuild it or go to a salvage yard.
Not exactly. The advantage of Toyota OEM parts, you invest ONCE
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