A 30 year starter repair veteran indicated advised that:
The failure in these units is the solenoid contacts. These contacts take a beating; they generally last about 100k miles. Almost all these starters can be repaired by replacement of the two contacts and the plunger. Our standard repair is to replace just these parts, clean it well, lubricated as indicated by the procedure and then return it to service.
The repair kit arrived today and I will remove the starter. I am seeking guidance from someone that has done this before (preferably an Integra starter). Specifically if there is a good procedure on the web (URL link appreciated) or a good video.
I have attempted to search youtube: and found a video Denso Starter Repair. I am assuming the OEM starter is a Denso. If you have performed this procedure, I would be interested in any constructive comments regarding this video or recommendations for other videos / web links. Please state if you have experience: double bonus if the experience is with an Integra starter.
The contacts \ plunger were replaced and the starter was installed: started on first try.
The new plunger had to be cut to match the old plunger. Note the pitting in the old plunger (22 years of service):
Procedure in the YouTube video: Replacing starter solenoid contacts (NipponDenso)