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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
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (27)
  • Improves performance (7)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (17)
  • Everyday driving (13)
  • Engine performance (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (10), Truck enthusiast (10), Auto enthusiast (9), 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

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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    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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        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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        Verified Buyer
        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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              5.0

              Nice Product

              By Mike D

              from Deptford NJ

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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              Verified Buyer
              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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                    • Q:

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

                      1 answer

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                        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

                      • 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

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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
                    • 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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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
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