Join Date: May 2005
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Hey Audio! God to see you around.
Ditto on what Hammer said about the altenator. Also while you're at it, verify that the glow plugs and all related items are working correctly. a couple years ago I had multiple GP's in various stages of bad. Just like yours, my truck cranked over slower and slower until one day it wouldn't start at all.
About the starter you asked about. I think you are thinking of the one for the SuperDuties that will fit our OBS trucks. I looked into going that route if mine ever dies. But I've read that they don't last as long as ours and ours are built better. So either way they both have pros & cons.
As far as symptoms of an sick starter.... every one that's gone bad on me just went bad w/ no warning. Starts fine one minute and the next minute all I got was click, click, click, nothing. A good whak w/ a hammer to knock off all the carbon will usually let it start a few more times though.