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CARQUEST or ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured

Part No. 3221S Warranty Details  
$121.99
Core Charge: $11.00
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Adjustable Mounting Block:No
Diameter:78 mm
Direct Drive:No
Gear Reduction:Yes
Horsepower Rating:1.88 hp
Kw Rating:1.4 kw
Manufacturer:FDPGLG
Mounting Bolt(s) Included:No
Mounting Shims Included:No
Nose Cone Type:Closed
Overall Length:224.0 mm
Performance:No
Rotation:Clockwise
Solenoid Attached:Yes
Starter Type:Permanent Magnet Planetary Gear Reduction
Tooth Quantity:12
Voltage:12 v

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ToughOneStarter - Remanufactured
 
4.0

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (5)
  • High-performance (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (16)
  • Large cars (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (9), Casual driver (7), Auto enthusiast (6), Mechanic (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works as promised

Bolted up correctly and started just fine. That is about all I can say about it for now. It does have an odd sound compared to original equipment but it may need some breakin...Read complete review

Bolted up correctly and started just fine. That is about all I can say about it for now. It does have an odd sound compared to original equipment but it may need some breakin time. Only time will tell if it holds up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Strong and noisy start

This starter replaces the original on a 1997 Ford F150 4.6 liter engine 4X4 Off Road Package. The original starter motor was still good but the solenoid was bad, had been failing in the...Read complete review

This starter replaces the original on a 1997 Ford F150 4.6 liter engine 4X4 Off Road Package. The original starter motor was still good but the solenoid was bad, had been failing in the usual manner due to grounding issues, corroded wire, etc. (common Ford problem with the spade type connector that they installed a fix for). Because I had banged the heck out of it and dummied up the solenoid a few times I thought I would treat the truck to a fresh NEW starter.

The design is great and the fit is perfect. When I bench tested it, it was loud but spun like a champ. The solenoid avoids the overtorque problems by giving you a pickup wire pre attached to the board and equipped with a crimp end covered in a heat shrink tubing. Excellent finish and attention to detail overall.

First start made the most unholy racket almost like the gear had spun, but the engine fired right up, so I shut it down and tried again. Many attempts later, I still get a loud noise when starting but I have come to realize that it is the high torque motor itself. Also, the starter gear seems to spin a bit after the truck fires (winds down for a second or two).

So the jury is out and i guess only time will tell. I sort of wish I had just changed the solenoid and had the whisper quiet start I came to expect. The new one woke my daughter up at 5 AM this morning when I started it. Oh well....

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1.0

Very Noisy

By 

from Lockport, IL

About Me Mechanic

Level 1

Pros

    Cons

    • Incompatible

    Best Uses

      Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

      A neighbors starter failed. So an hour later I figured we would be done. We were done replacing the starter without issue. When starting the truck the starter was so loud it could be heard though out the neighborhood. The starter also had a higher than normal amp draw. Exchanged it for another one, now 3 hours in, we still weren't done. This one was almost as noisy. We ordered a Motorcraft rebuilt starter. The store manager agreed to refund the $$$. I brought the truck to him to hear to before and after results and he agreed it was considerable. I usually don't have part issues with Advance, but this part number is an issue.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great truck starter

      By 

      from ct

      About Me Construction, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to install
      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

        great product!Great online price!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review(earn points)

        (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ford Truck Starter

        By 

        from Clawson, Mi

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Already Had New Pigtail I
        • Easy To Use
        • Preinstalled Pigtail

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

          Starter was an easy install with pre-installed solenoid pigtail, fit perfectly and sounds just fine when cranking. Took advantage of promo code which saved about 30 bucks off the price which is always a good thing.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great starter great price!

          By 

          from ct

          About Me Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

          great product and service

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          starter

          By 

          from ct

          About Me Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

            product and service were impecable

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Looks, acts, sounds like a starter motor

            By 

            from Grafton, Ohio

            About Me Handsome Rascal

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • It's A Starter Motor

            Cons

            • Had To Install It Myself

            Best Uses

            • As A Starter Motor

            Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

            I use it as a starter motor on a Ford pickup truck.(That's what it designed for and surprisingly, it fits and serves that purpose!) It's heavy, nicely plated and polished and appears to have been purposely cleaned and refinished to add that special "glittering something" to the otherwise bland, greasy, dull and boring underside of my elderly truck's engine. Now every time I go out to the garage I use my extendable extension mirror (available in the small tools section at Advance Auto Parts!)to admire my new starter!!

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            • No

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            (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Works... but makes a weird sound

            By 

            from illinois

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Starts The Truck

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                Hopefully this starter will last- makes a weird sound every time I start the truck....

                Comment on this review(earn points)

                (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bayyery tender

                By 

                from Westerville, ohio

                About Me Mechanic

                Ask me a question

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Any 12 Volt Battery

                Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                Bought this to maintain my battery since it isn't driven much. Works fantastic

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great product and fair price

                By 

                from Newark, Ohio

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                    ordered on line and picked up in store. prefer buying this way and really enjoy talking with your crew at 1127 Mount Vernon RD. Newark, Ohio. great bunch of guys and very knowledgeable and helpful. picked up my part that said it was an exact fit and of course it was, easy install and took care of my problem. had a bad experience with another parts provider and have since stuck with Advance and really glad that I made the switch ! like I said the counter guys are very knowledgeable and very willing to help you out with any problem that you encounter !

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                    • No

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                    (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nicely done, Advance !

                    By 

                    from Portage, MI

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Arrived Quickly
                    • Durable
                    • Great Value
                    • Lifetime Warranty

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                        Starter arrived in perfect condition in 2 days.

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                        • No

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                        6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          this starter fit to a Chrysler 200 2011??? 6 cyl. Limited
                          Asked on 6/24/2015 by Richard from Puerto Rico

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Richard! This Starter - Part No. 3221S will not fit your 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited V6. Currently, the exact starter for your vehicle is unavailable online.

                            Answered on 6/24/2015 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          What is the warranty on this item?
                          Asked on 9/22/2014 by omarrodz from Miami, FL

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Omarrodz, glad to assist you! This part carries a limited lifetime replacement warranty. The lifetime warranty part can be refunded for cash/credit within the 90 time frame. After that time expires, it can only be exchanged for a new item. So the warranty is valid the life of the part as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

                            Answered on 9/23/2014 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          What size bolts are used to mount the starter on a 1997 f150 pickup . 4.6 engine
                          Asked on 3/2/2014 by BOX from Madison,WV

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi BOX, great question! You would need 9/16 or a 1/2 to mount the starter on a 1997 Ford F150 Pickup.

                            Answered on 3/4/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Is there any way that i can get just the wire that came with the starter or do i have to buy a whole new starter which i already did and i do not have the wire that came with it
                          Asked on 10/8/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This starter will come not come with wire. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 10/10/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                        • Q:

                          does the Worldwide Starter - P3221S
                          have a fusible link wire on it
                          Asked on 8/9/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, this should have a link wire on it.

                            Answered on 8/19/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          where is this located on my van? its an econoline, 1997 and has the v8 triton engine.
                          Asked on 10/16/2010 by Anonymous from ohio

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            The starter should be located on the lower, passanger side of the vehicle.

                            Answered on 10/19/2010 by Parker the Auto Parts Whisperer from AAP
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