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post #1 of 16 Old 06-29-2009, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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why cant anyone make a good reliable starter for our trucks.

I just got in the house from pulling the starter out of my F250 I looked at the bill and I have just under 15 months on it .. sure it is a lifetime warranty from Napa but it still pisses me off that the stock one lasted 9 years and I cant keep a new premium napa on for more then 15 months

I have to change the one on my 550 flatbed pretty much every year too.. but I can understand it starts and shuts off more in one year then most cars do in 10 years

ok end of rant

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I believe my truck still has the stock one. All i can do is say damn that sucks. if it makes you feel better, i cant keep wheel hubs more then a year.



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Do you recall if you purchased a new or rebuilt/re-manufactured starter? When ever I buy a part I always ask for new parts and try to get factory OEM or a high end aftermarket. None of the cheap auto parts store brand, lifetime warranty or not, they just don't last!

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why cant anyone make a good reliable starter for our trucks.

I just got in the house from pulling the starter out of my F250 I looked at the bill and I have just under 15 months on it .. sure it is a lifetime warranty from Napa but it still pisses me off that the stock one lasted 9 years and I cant keep a new premium napa on for more then 15 months

I have to change the one on my 550 flatbed pretty much every year too.. but I can understand it starts and shuts off more in one year then most cars do in 10 years

ok end of rant
Been through this myself. After changing the starter two times this past winter in foot deep snow. I went and spent money on a Ford Motorcraft starter. I figured if it lasted me the longest the first time. I am done playing with these life time warranty ones from the local parts store.

Sure it cost me 200 dollars or so from the dealer. Sure it only has 1 year warranty. But I am tired of swapping starters so I took the gamble.


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Been through this myself. After changing the starter two times this past winter in foot deep snow. I went and spent money on a Ford Motorcraft starter. I figured if it lasted me the longest the first time. I am done playing with these life time warranty ones from the local parts store.

Sure it cost me 200 dollars or so from the dealer. Sure it only has 1 year warranty. But I am tired of swapping starters so I took the gamble.
Its well worth the extra money, couldn't agree more

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TS Performance 6 Position Flip Chip
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DFUSER MAP-Maximizer
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FASS Fuel Pump
FASS Suction Tube
GDS FUEL PRESSURE SPRING
AIH Delete W/Boost Fitting
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DIY Big Air Filter
4" Magnaflow Turbo Back SS Exhaust
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the one I bought was and is listed as premium new and is $205 my cost.. here is the one I have
Description Starter - New
Attribute Product Features: Premium Starter With 100% New Component Parts; Field Coil Wound Starter, Includes High-Grade Copper Wire & Insulation For Outstanding Electrical Properties; OE Performance, Torque And Output; Computer,Type:Mitsubishi PLGR
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the reman is unit is $188 with a 3yr warrany thats why I went new


I called ford dealer today they told me they only sell remans and they are $225.. I think I need to get in the habit of parking downhill and let it bump start cause you cant rely on the crap you buy these days

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the one I bought was and is listed as premium new and is $205 my cost.. here is the one I have
Description Starter - New
Attribute Product Features: Premium Starter With 100% New Component Parts; Field Coil Wound Starter, Includes High-Grade Copper Wire & Insulation For Outstanding Electrical Properties; OE Performance, Torque And Output; Computer,Type:Mitsubishi PLGR
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the reman is unit is $188 with a 3yr warrany thats why I went new


I called ford dealer today they told me they only sell remans and they are $225.. I think I need to get in the habit of parking downhill and let it bump start cause you cant rely on the crap you buy these days
Looks like you did your homework, what more can you do?

This one may interest you, follow the link

Powermaster 9051 - Powermaster OEM-Style High-Torque Replacement Starters – SummitRacing.com

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TS Performance 6 Position Flip Chip
Eighteen K Power Module
DFUSER MAP-Maximizer
Turbo Master Wastegate Controller
Borg Warner Compressor Wheel
FASS Fuel Pump
FASS Suction Tube
GDS FUEL PRESSURE SPRING
AIH Delete W/Boost Fitting
Sonnax Shift Kit
DIY Big Air Filter
4" Magnaflow Turbo Back SS Exhaust
AutoMeter Ultra-Lite Gauges
6" Suspension Lift
35" Tires

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ya I always go for the high end parts for my trucks and wreckers .. when we work on customers cars we always recommend the high end parts as well .. sometimes their budgets dont allow it so they go with economy parts.. just makes me mad the quality of stuff these days is horrible.. almost makes ya wanna go pull parts off wrecked trucks ...lol

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ya I always go for the high end parts for my trucks and wreckers .. when we work on customers cars we always recommend the high end parts as well .. sometimes their budgets dont allow it so they go with economy parts.. just makes me mad the quality of stuff these days is horrible.. almost makes ya wanna go pull parts off wrecked trucks ...lol
Junkyard by me won't sell just the starter. They say it is a component of the engine. There for if you want the starter you buy it for the cost of the whole engine and you get the whole engine with starter.


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Junkyard by me won't sell just the starter. They say it is a component of the engine. There for if you want the starter you buy it for the cost of the whole engine and you get the whole engine with starter.
now that is GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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