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BWD Starter Solenoid

Part No. S5049P Warranty  

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BWD starter solenoids feature solid contact bolts for full power delivery.
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BWDStarter Solenoid
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (26)
  • Improves performance (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (16)
    • Everyday driving (12)
    • Engine performance (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (10), Truck enthusiast (10), Auto enthusiast (8), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Did the job! Replace your solenoid!

    Had a shop I took my truck to 5 times to fix my car. Batteries were drained. The starter was replaced. Incredibly, no one ever checked or even looked at the mass of...Read complete review

    Had a shop I took my truck to 5 times to fix my car. Batteries were drained. The starter was replaced. Incredibly, no one ever checked or even looked at the mass of wires around my solenoid. I replaced the starter - it was bad - and we had power - but by this time the F250 1988 had had problems for over a year. A little web research later, I ordered this part. Hard to install - because my other one fell apart as soon as I touched it - possibly 25 years old. Had to put everything on just right. Now, for the first time in years, the truck springs to life, I have no battery drains, and it starts right up without even having to get it gas - it never did that. At only about $20, I think one of the best investments you can make.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NOT TO FACTORY SPECS

    Replaced this part on my 2003 Mustang GT. Very easy to install and only took about 5 minutes. Word of CAUTION: The contact bolts are a bit shorted than the original factory part. ...Read complete review

    Replaced this part on my 2003 Mustang GT. Very easy to install and only took about 5 minutes. Word of CAUTION: The contact bolts are a bit shorted than the original factory part. If you have several things connected to this item it may prove difficult. Car cranked right up after part was replaced. Works as advertised.

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    4.0

    Electrical Update - Old Truck

    By CN

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Performance

    Cons

    • Delicate Setup

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

    As with all electrical issues, some are very easy and some are enigmatic. The starter solenoid on my '87 Ranger was one of those issues. This part fits several Ford makes from the 80s and 90s. Easy enough to take out and replace, but make sure you wire it correctly! There are four posts on the unit and your wiring might not use them all or you might have multiple leads coming off of one post. I took a photo of the wiring before replacing it; install was a snap. If in doubt, get your multimeter and check voltage. You might hot wire it!

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    4.0

    Work as it should

    By Borzik

    from massachusetts

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

      simple swap no brainer! works as it should hope it will last loooong time

      truck is 97 so I just replaced original solenoid with this

      thanks Advance

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      5.0

      Perfect Replacement

      By flyboy

      from Hampton, VA

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Part Great Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

        Great design easy to install. Works perfect.

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        5.0

        97 Ford F350 4X4

        By Mark the Mechanic

        from Glen Burnie, MD

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Backyard Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Works Great

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

        The Starter Solenoid by BWD was very easy to install on my 1997 Ford F350 with a 7.5L 460 Cubic Inch Motor. The Solenoid works great and my Truck starts everytime, just like new.

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        5.0

        Great Replacement

        By Lazarus-F150

        from Durham, NC

        About Me Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

          This part feels well made and was an easy swap to replace the faulty OEM starter solenoid. The terminals are slightly shorter than their OEM counterparts, but all of the cables fit on them without any problems. I would definitely recommend this part to anyone that needs to replace their starter solenoid.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Product

          By Mike D

          from Deptford NJ

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

            Matched well to the one it replaced on my 1991 Mustang GT...fixed my problem.
            Wasn't the cheapest but comments where more favorable than the cheaper one that matched the car.

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            5.0

            worked well in my 1990 Merc Sable 3.0 L

            By Glenn's Sable

            from State College, PA

            About Me Casual Driver, Long time driver, Moderate Knowledge, Some Self Maintaince

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Better Starting
              • Engine Performance
              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

              This part installed very well. I had difficult starting, the old part had rust on the mounting surface.. ** tip: clean ground connections under the relay and ground connections to the engine block and frame.. salt and corrosion ..

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fails to Start

              By JW

              from Jacksonville, FL

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Improves Performance
              • Interfaces Well With ECU

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Engine Performance
                • Everyday Driving
                • Performance Driving
                • Racing
                • Replacement

                Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

                Just get clicking noise when trying to start engine sometime. After several attempts the engine would start. After replacing start relay engine starts every time.

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                (11 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great

                By GREG

                from Sebastian,FL.

                About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

                  Just what the doctor order.Works great.15 min job.Had plenty of power every where but to starter.Changed out solenoid,works on first start.

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                  (14 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Product

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Works Like A Charm

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

                    Works great

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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.

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                    • Q:

                      where is the solinoid located on a 1999 ford ranger 2wd drive
                      Asked on 3/13/2014 by old man from olean,n.y.

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Oldman, glad to assist you! The Starter Solenoid is attached to the top of the Starter which is located on the side of the engine attached to the bell housing of the rear of the engine. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                        Answered on 3/15/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      @001 Ford F-150 6 cil. Old part has 3 connections(2 big, 1 small).
                      New part has 4 (2 big, 1 small). What do I do?
                      Asked on 2/2/2014 by gump from Jax., Fl

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I was informed this would replace Fisher p/n 5794-K that sends power to the motor for the lift cylinder. Where does each wire belong ? It's a little different & I didn't label which terminal they belong to. Thanks
                      Asked on 9/14/2012 by gene from Orange County, N.Y.,United States

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        We have forwarded the installation details for installing the BWD Starter Solenoid (Part No. S5049P) to your email address. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 9/15/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      WHERE IS THE MASTER SOLENOID ON 1995 T/BIRD,THERE ARE TWO SOLENID ONE ON THE STARTER AND ONE ON THE FIRE WALL OR FENDER.WHERE IS THE MASTER LOCATED.
                      Asked on 9/12/2012 by LAR from 33309

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The starter solenoid on your 1995 Ford Thunderbird should be mounted on top of the starter motor and there is a starter interrupt relay which is located behind left side of dash. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 9/13/2012 by Rick from AAP
                    • Q:

                      WHERE IS THE SOLENOID LOCATED ON 1995 T/BIRD
                      Asked on 9/12/2012 by LAR from 33309

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The starter solenoid on your 1995 Ford Thunderbird should be physically mounted on top of the starter motor itself. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 9/12/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is it best to change this at the same time a starter change is being done?
                      Asked on 7/16/2012 by Mater Man from Lexington,Ky

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, it is better to replace the starter solenoid simultaneously when replacing the starter. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representative there would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 7/17/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Where is the starter solenoid located in a 2003 ford expedition 5.4 liter engine?
                      Asked on 5/18/2012 by josedc79 from Bonita Springs

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Yes, this part BWD Starter Solenoid, Part No. S5049Z fits your 2003 Ford Expedition. The starter solenoid in a 2003 ford expedition 5.4 liter engine should be located on the firewall behind the battery.
                        For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 5/18/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what is the duty rating on this solenoid? can i use it for my a2000 Warn winch?
                      Asked on 11/17/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        It is a 12vdc intermittent duty solenoid and is not an ideal fit for your a2000 Warn winch.

                        Answered on 11/21/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      E350 Super van, 5.8 v8. stranded in a Walmart Parking lot. When key is turned to start, only get a click from the starter (with factory attached solenoid) and the rad support mounted relay/solenoid.Turned key to on position only, jumped the two large leads on the relay and got click only from the starter. Removed starter and had tested 5 times and passed. Have brand new battery and connectors. Is this (rad support mounted) relay/solenoid bad or is it something else, and if so what?
                      Asked on 7/29/2011 by Nick from Marine City, MI

                      1 answer

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                        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 7/30/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      My old solenoid only has 3 terminals this one has four will it still work,
                      Asked on 3/7/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                        Answered on 3/11/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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