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CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid

Part No. S5049 Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Product Features:
  • All products are tested and inspected in an ISO 9000-compliant environment
  • State-of-the-art designs that meet or exceed OE specifications
  • Top-of-the-line quality and performance
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues
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CARQUEST by BWDStarter Relay / Starter Solenoid
 
2.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Incompatible (4)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5), Truck enthusiast (5), Mechanic (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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

 

More cheap Chinese junk

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...Read complete review

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?

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

I would buy it again!

By 

from Saint Paris, Ohio

About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

    The stater relay switch was easy to install and to hook up all the wires to. Pluse it works great, no complaints!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    By 

    from Mobile, Al

    About Me Casual Driver, DIY, Truck Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

      • CHEAP
      • FAULTY

      Best Uses

      • Trash

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

      I have had to replace this solenoid FOUR times. First two times, it got stuck in the 'on' position. Second two, it shorted the electrical system. I had to pop my ford's hood and beat on it before I could even get basic electronics to work. The quality of this product is the absolute worst. Go buy something a lot better.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Junk

      By 

      from Commerce, GA

      About Me Mechanic

      Level 1

      Pros

        Cons

        • Caused Starter To Stay On

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / 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.

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          • No

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          horrible part horrible service.

          By 

          from north carolina

          About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

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

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              • No

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              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This Is NOT An Exact Fit

              By 

              from Greeneville, TN

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Incompatible

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / 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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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By 

                from Clemson SC

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                  very easy to install

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Returned this product needed a relay .

                  By 

                  from Hillsboro Ohio

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Incompatible

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Sticks in On Position

                  By 

                  from Kings Mountain NC

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / 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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                      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Stuck In Cranking Position

                      By 

                      from Cleveland, OH

                      About Me Truck Enthusiast

                      Level 3

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Incompatible

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / 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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                          (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          about as useful as a rock

                          By 

                          from cape cod mass

                          About Me Mechanic

                          Pros

                          • None

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • Good for nothing

                          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                          it broke twice in two weeks would not use again

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                          • No

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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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