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looking for a good starter for my 97. I noticed my truck was starting real slow but Im getting my truck back out of the garage tomorrow and the guy working on it mentioned it to me. He said he checked it out and the solenoid on the starter is going and its like the 4th napa starter in 3 yrs Ive had the truck. so im wondering whats another good starter to get.


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I have read a lot of good things about the 99-03 starters on the OBS. I think they are a gear reduction starter, so it spins faster.

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When I came home from the frozen land of Utah (to the Eastern US) I noticed a very significant thing... my truck wouldn't start!

Turned out to be the starter. I bought one, it was a remanufactured unit from Advanced, and I changed out my batteries while I was at it.

Truck starts like a raped date in the warm weather. During the cold...well, I have injectors and glow plugs to do....
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ive been hearing everyone getting the db starter, they say starts like a honda

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ive been hearing everyone getting the db starter, they say starts like a honda
I haven't heard that many good things about DB starters on other forums, just what I have read though.

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 18x,xxx miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 4" Exhaust. TW Tunes. Work Truck.
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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I got my DB starter about 3.5-4 years ago..still workin' good...they were made in the US at the time...about 2 years ago they started to build them in China...quality is way down...hth
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I haven't heard that many good things about DB starters on other forums, just what I have read though.
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I got my DB starter about 3.5-4 years ago..still workin' good...they were made in the US at the time...about 2 years ago they started to build them in China...quality is way down...hth
Yeap the DB starters has bad reputation this days, everybody claims that is because they are made in China now (MIC) Look for one made in USA.

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thanks for the info. I didnt know I could put a 99-03 starter on the this truck


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
190k
Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
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