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CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid

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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.

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  • 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
 
2.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Takes the heat and keeps on ticking

Installed in race application for use with high torque/ high amp mini starter on a moderate compression engine 11-5-1 , 360 ci stroker in most of these applications you deal with high...Read complete review

Installed in race application for use with high torque/ high amp mini starter on a moderate compression engine 11-5-1 , 360 ci stroker in most of these applications you deal with high amperage draw on the entire starter system , the solenoid is a key part of that system, and after installing this (BWD) unit and doing system testing under race conditions it works we'll and that makes us happy,Cool deal = less heat. Thanks

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Junk

I've went through 4 of these in the last 6 months. Installed the 2nd one (wich was faulty from the start) & my Jeep tried to start as soon as i touched the...Read complete review

I've went through 4 of these in the last 6 months. Installed the 2nd one (wich was faulty from the start) & my Jeep tried to start as soon as i touched the cable to the post! Its a good thing they have a warranty, but I'll never buy a BDS solenoid again.

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4.0

Carquest BWD Starter Relay - Solenoid

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Performance
  • Oe Style

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Engine Performance
    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

    My transportation was not up to my specifications. I needed to replace various items on my 1979 F150 pickup. After some research, I purchased this item even though it was rated LOW by other individuals. I took it out of the box and noticed that it looked well built and even had some weight to it. I was surprised!! It was installed and tested in place. The truck started up with NO ISSUES.

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    1.0

    don't bother

    By 

    from columbia sc

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

        as soon as i hooked up battery cable the car tried to start. good thing car was not in gear at the time. measured with VOM and found the primary shorted.also the main terminals are to short. can't install more than one cable as required.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Takes the heat and keeps on ticking

        By 

        from New Orleans , La

        About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good quality
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

          Installed in race application for use with high torque/ high amp mini starter on a moderate compression engine 11-5-1 , 360 ci stroker in most of these applications you deal with high amperage draw on the entire starter system , the solenoid is a key part of that system, and after installing this (BWD) unit and doing system testing under race conditions it works we'll and that makes us happy,Cool deal = less heat. Thanks

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          (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Broke Right Away

          By 

          from Springfield, OH

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

              Failed on THIRD turn of the ignition switch. Worse, it failed ON and left our newly-rebuilt starter screaming as the engine started. This also caused the engine to not turn off, because the coil is powered thru this solenoid. Had to pull the coil wire to stop the ignition but then had to pull the battery cable to stop the starter. 30 seconds of panic, all caused by a piece of junk solenoid.

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              (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Poor quality

              By 

              from Springfield OH

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Fails Quickly

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                  Had read other low-rated reviews of this solenoid but was desperate to try to get our tractor fixed, so bought it anyway, rather than wait for a name-brand to be delivered (no others were in stock). The solenoid failed on the THIRD turn of the key, and failed LOCKED ON, so that the starter was still engaged, even though the engine was running. Turned off the key but the engine continued to run - because the coil was still energized thru the locked-on solenoid - so our newly-rebuilt ($90+) starter was still screaming. Jumped down, pulled the coil wire to stop the ignition but starter still was turning the engine over until I grabbed a wrench and disconnected the battery cable. A hectic 30 seconds. Will be very very wary of BWD parts in the future.

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                  (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Junk

                  By 

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                  I've went through 4 of these in the last 6 months. Installed the 2nd one (wich was faulty from the start) & my Jeep tried to start as soon as i touched the cable to the post! Its a good thing they have a warranty, but I'll never buy a BDS solenoid again.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Casual Driver

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                  (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Disappointed

                  By 

                  from Watson, Louisiana

                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                  The first one did not work. So I bought a starter. Didn't help so I swapped out solenoid 2 more times. Finally bought the AC Delco (scroll down), installed it and the truck started right up. A little disappointed-bought a starter for nothing. However Advance was good about making the solenoids good.

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                  (6 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Starter Solenoid for my 67 Ford Mustang

                  By 

                  from Mesa, AZ

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • No issues as of yet

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Performance Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                  Have not started the car yet due to rebuild of engine.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

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                  (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Part Failed Quickly

                  By 

                  from Aurora, Colorado

                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                  It failed intermittently after 3-4weeks. then stopped for a week. then worked. Then I threw it in the trash and bought a DELCO. No problem so far with that one.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Casual Driver

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                  (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Did what its supose to do.

                  By 

                  from Byron, Ga

                  Verified Buyer
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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Starter Relay / Starter Solenoid:

                    Better than OEM.

                    • Car & Truck:
                    • Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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                    • Q:

                      does this part always go bad, because there has been many 4 that i have brought back , problems with these same one , don't like to keep going back and fourth to the store by bus and exchangeing the part on the car other parts might go so please give me a good one thanks
                      Asked on 10/24/2009 by dave from vernon nj

                      2 answers

                      • A:

                        In my opinion, "YES". I am totally discusted (sp) with any item distributed by Standard Motor Products. BWD is one of Standards brand names. Standard was a distributer/manufacturer of high quality parts, at one time. This is no longer the case, they keep "taking money out of the product". This increases thier bottom line, and decreases quality.

                        Answered on 10/2/2010 by Charrlie_S from Silver Springs, Fl.
                      • A:

                        I had a ford that the ground from the engine to the frame was bad and that caused my relay to keep going bad. May not be your problem but after I fixed my engine ground,I had no more trouble

                        Answered on 12/11/2009 by Dink from Sanford N.C.
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