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215,000 miles on 2006 Ltd TRD. Cold weather electrical package. Many hwy miles. Time for the 2nd timing belt and water pump job this spring when weather is warmer (Alaska temps up here now!). Wondering about doing starter replacement at same time. Another tough job I hear, but a few common parts to remove for both jobs. I like to be proactive with older vehicles, doing the work myself in warmer weather. Either a new house brand or a rebuilt denso starter isn't expensive on Rock Auto. I talked to a taxi driver who has owned Toy/Honda exclusively for many years, and never replaced a starter, though maybe 50-60 starts some days. Are there folks out there with big mileages on their 1st Gens or Tacos and still on original starters? Maybe the starters generally never die? Replaced the alternator that went bad at 195.000. Thank you.