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post #1 of 11 Old 12-18-2010, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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whats a good starter for the 7.3l mines about to be trash and i called orileys and they want $200 for a starter and I did some research on here and found db starters for $100. Why the big difference and also are there better ones than these to out there?

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Put a db in mine about a year ago. LOVE it. Cranks super fast. Never had 1 problem with this starter. I highly recomend it.

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is this the one you got?
DB Electrical - Ford 7.3 Diesel Starter Powerstroke Truck HT 1994-2003 SND0355 17802

and also how easy is it to install because i heard its different than the stock one.Also do you know why there would be such a big difference in price from a stock one and an aftermarket one.

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Yep that be the one! It is a little easier to install cause it uses 2 bolts instead of 3. There is one bolt on the factory starter that is behind the frame rail and you need about 14 inches of extensions to get to it. I work at a car dealership and factory stuff is ALWAYS much more expensive than aftermarket. This starter is awesome though took me about 35 minutes to install and it cranks waaaay faster than the stock one. Good luck

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Where was this information when my starter let go a few months back. I bought the oreilly starter and have been happy, but would have loved to save that money.

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I got the DB starter sitting in my floor right now waiting to be put on tommorow. Ill let you know how it goes. I heard that some have had to grind a little off the crossmember to get it in? Anybody had to do that?
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I have been preaching the DB Starter for a long time on this forum. They also make a hell of a alternator too. You won't need to grind anything to get it in. But the third top bolt on the stock starter is a PITA.

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NO GRINDING!!! Like I said, about 12-14 inches of extensions should do the trick. Or a 3 foot extension like I have to pull trannys

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I got the DB starter sitting in my floor right now waiting to be put on tommorow. Ill let you know how it goes. I heard that some have had to grind a little off the crossmember to get it in? Anybody had to do that?
Yes I had to grind my denso from cat quest. I got the large one with the reduction gear and had to shave about 8th inch to get mine to fit. It was a pain. Let me know if ur starter makes any weird noises, my new one is and I can wiggle the starter on the spacer it's mounted to so I am thinking it's pulling the spacer away and not making hood contact with the flywheel

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Mine is workign like a charm. No noises, it turns over faster. If you can wiggle it around then thats not right.
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