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weird starter fit issue
My old starter finally gave up the ghost, so I got a remanufactured Denso at Napa. Well, it doesn't fit. The difference between the old starter and the new starter is that the solenoid on the new starter is close to one of the bolts, to the side. On the old one, it's in the center. (See photo.)
The Napa website has a photo that is like my old starter (so the one they gave me doesn't match their photo). When I searched on different auto parts sites, I mostly find photos with central solenoid, but I found one (Carquest) that was to the side.
Anyone knows what the other part is for? I'm afraid that when I return it to the store tomorrow, they won't know what to give me. Or when I get another one somewhere else, it will not fit either.
It's hard enough to get around by having to borrow my wife's car. She is practically never at home.
'05 Corolla S, 4 cyl 1ZZ-FE (~200K miles)