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I have a Honda accord that needed a new starter. Now the mechanic says I have to replace a plate?? that will cost me another $1000. Please explain to me what the problem could be and why it wasn't diagnosed to begin with.

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Flex plate, thats the gear that the starter meshes with to turn the engine. if it was noisy and didnt turn the engine every time, the the mechanic would not know this until the starter was out and the "flex plate" gears inspected.

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