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BWD Select Starter Solenoid

Part No. S5049 Warranty  

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BWD SELECT starter solenoids contain heavy-duty copper contacts that reduce the effect of arcing and extend solenoid life.
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BWD SelectStarter Solenoid
 
2.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

31%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Incompatible (4)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I should have purchased it sooner

Dificult to attach all the wires on the outgoing side because terminal needs to be a little longer.

Dificult to attach all the wires on the outgoing side because terminal needs to be a little longer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DOES NOT FIT

if your ford truck f-150, etc, has that split connector on bottom this will not fit ,,, they give you spacers, but they do not allow connector either

if your ford truck f-150, etc, has that split connector on bottom this will not fit ,,, they give you spacers, but they do not allow connector either

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1.0

Junk

By Tim the Tool Guy

from Commerce, GA

About Me Mechanic

Pros

    Cons

    • Caused Starter To Stay On

    Best Uses

      Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

      The Starter Solenoid stayed on causing the starter to stay on and had to cut the battery cables because the wiring harness was beginning to smoke. It actually melted the ground feed wire off the negative side of the battery.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      horrible part horrible service.

      By ducktape

      from north carolina

      About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

          Didn't work. Store off of piney green in Jacksonville nc had horrible service.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          This Is NOT An Exact Fit

          By Magnetboy

          from Greeneville, TN

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

            I bought this starter solenoid as a replacement for my 1992 Ford F150 2wd 5.0L 3 speed automatic. I got the truck at auction and found a spare solenoid in the truck cab, in addition to the one in the engine compartment. Both of those solenoids looked old and used so I decided to just buy a new one so I wasn't chasing electrical problems while trying to get my truck running. The saleman sold me the "select" branded solenoid instead of the regular one. Well, the select solenoid wouldn't accept the factory battery cable becuase of the formed rubber strain relief which holds the ends of the cables together in a "paired" configuation. The salesman cost me 25 miles of driving and over an hour of my time by selling me an electrical part that didn't fit and I now can't return. I wound up pulling a used solenoid off of another vehicle. So much for "exact fit". By the looks of everyone else's reviews of this product, I'm probably better off anyway.

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            • No

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By WiserRanter

            from Clemson SC

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

              very easy to install

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Returned this product needed a relay .

              By RWC

              from Hillsboro Ohio

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

              I had to return the product because I needed a relay.product looked to be a good product I am sure I would have been satisfied with it.

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              • No

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Sticks in On Position

              By Freddie Ford

              from Kings Mountain NC

              About Me Casual Driver

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

                  Installed for 4 days and it stuck in On Position twice in that time. Uninstalled and purchased cheaper model and after 2 weeks still no sticking - buy cheaper one

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Stuck In Cranking Position

                  By PowerCity

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Truck Enthusiast

                  Level 3

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Incompatible

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

                      Truck 91 Ford F350 5.8L Windsor
                      Stuck in the cranking position. Installed & Turned truck on one time OK. Second time wouldn't stop cranking. Probably ruining my starter. Had to Disconnect Battery to Stop. Double Checked Proper connection & it still did the same thing. I wouldn't buy this...

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                      • No

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                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      about as useful as a rock

                      By big den

                      from cape cod mass

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • Good for nothing

                      Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

                      it broke twice in two weeks would not use again

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                      • No

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                      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      DOES NOT FIT

                      By FORDIFY

                      from NY

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Incompatible

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

                          if your ford truck f-150, etc, has that split connector on bottom this will not fit ,,, they give you spacers, but they do not allow connector either

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                          • No

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                          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          More cheap Chinese junk

                          By JR

                          from Gahanna OH

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Doesnt work

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BWD Select Starter Solenoid:

                              Bought to replace one that periodically stuck closed (constant cranking).
                              First try, new one stuck and never returned.
                              Now the truck wont start at all, even with the old one.
                              Select? ...to do what?

                              • Car & Truck:
                              • Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast
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                              Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

                              5 Questions | 5 Answers
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                              • Q:

                                where is it located
                                Asked on 1/7/2014 by judy from ocala florida

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Hi Judy! Good question. Please provide us with your vehicle's year, make, model and engine size to assist you further.

                                  Answered on 1/8/2014 by Morgan from AAP
                              • Q:

                                what is the amperage rating on this part?
                                Asked on 11/8/2013 by big sexy

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Hi big sexy, good question! The amperage rating for this part is 30 amp.

                                  Answered on 11/11/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                              • Q:

                                I want to use this relay to kill the battery when vehicle is parked due to parasitic drain. Is the relay rated for continous use since it will be engaged the entire time vehicle is running and are the contacts large enough to carrythe current continously
                                Asked on 3/10/2013 by Chuck

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  This BWD Select Starter Solenoid -part# S5049 is vehicle specific. For assisting you further, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. You may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                  Answered on 3/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                how can i tell if i need a solenoid or a new starter
                                Asked on 8/13/2011 by redeye from pa

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                                  Answered on 8/16/2011 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                what's the difference between this model solenoid and the snowplow version?? the snowplow one is cheaper..
                                Asked on 8/13/2010 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  For further assistance please provide the vehicle's year, make, model, and engine size.

                                  Answered on 8/14/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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