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BWD Starter Solenoid

Part No. S5049P Warranty  

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BWDStarter Solenoid
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (29)
  • Improves performance (7)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (18)
  • Everyday driving (14)
  • Engine performance (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (11), Truck enthusiast (11), Auto enthusiast (10), Mechanic (5)

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

 

Buyer beware!

Bought solenoid & installed in older tractor. Only to find it no continuity when 12vdc was applied. Returned to store, replacement was readily available, checked it before leaving the store, it...Read complete review

Bought solenoid & installed in older tractor. Only to find it no continuity when 12vdc was applied. Returned to store, replacement was readily available, checked it before leaving the store, it to was defective!! Third one worked out of the box, been installed like a month and still seems to be working.

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1.0

Buyer beware!

By Quizno395

from Erie pa

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

    Bought solenoid & installed in older tractor. Only to find it no continuity when 12vdc was applied. Returned to store, replacement was readily available, checked it before leaving the store, it to was defective!! Third one worked out of the box, been installed like a month and still seems to be working.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Tom480

    from Hilliard, Fl.

    About Me Retired mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy And Quick To Install

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Perfect Replacement Part

    Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

    Great replacement for the OEM part. Very easy to and quick to install.

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    (10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    it's a solenoid for crying out loud!

    By Oaf

    from Sandusky, Ohio

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

      It solenoides very well, just as a good solenoid should!

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      (10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I have learned my lesson!!!

      By Big Bill the Junk Man

      from Atco N.J.

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Bolts Up In A Snap
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Engine Performance
        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

        I bought a starter relay for my 89 Merc.Grand M.from another parts store and it lasted only 3 months then started to stick when I would turn it over then while the stater is racing and trying to start a already running engine I have to pop the hood and hit the relay with a screwdriver to get to stop in gauging the starter i see the 23 plus reviews about this brand and thought I,m going to try it out.So Advance here I come!!!!

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        (7 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        clicks

        By RON

        from Richmond NH

        Pros

          Cons

          • No Improvement In Performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Starter Solenoid:

            bought one clicks once then works junk

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            (11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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            (7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Work as it should

            By Borzik

            from massachusetts

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

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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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              (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect Replacement

              By flyboy

              from Hampton, VA

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              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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                (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                97 Ford F350 4X4

                By Mark the Mechanic

                from Glen Burnie, MD

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Backyard Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                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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                (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Replacement

                By Lazarus-F150

                from Durham, NC

                About Me Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                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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                  • Q:

                    where is it located at on a 2000 mercury mountanineer
                    Asked on 10/31/2014 by chavez from houston, TX

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Chavez, To get more specific information on the location of this part I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. The repair manual part number is 36024.

                      Answered on 11/1/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this solenoid work as a replacement for my bobs jack plate solenoid on my boat? Thanks
                    Asked on 8/26/2014 by Jon

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Jon! This is not compatible with marine applications. I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance store and one of our parts pros will be glad to assist you with an alternate availability.

                      Answered on 8/27/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    where is the starter solenoid located on a 1994 ford Taurus GL
                    Asked on 7/5/2014 by Tony from Virginia

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Tony, great question! It is mounted on top of the starter, follow the positive cable down to the starter and where it bolts on is the solenoid.

                      Answered on 7/6/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this fit a 2000 Mazda B2500? 2.5 4cyl, manual xmsn. Sometimes have to rock truck back/forth to start. Usually after short trips any ideas?
                    Asked on 4/28/2014 by ERIC from Huntsville, AL

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Eric, glad to assist you! This part is an exact fit for your 2000 Mazda B2500. Symptoms of a bad starter solenoid are no start when jumped, clicking sounds when attempting to start, and no headlight dimming. I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                      Answered on 4/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • 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

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                      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

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                      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

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                      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

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                      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

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                      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
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