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CARQUEST Starter - New

Part No. 3221SN Warranty Details  

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This starter has been computer load tested and mechanically and visually inspected. Designed, manufactured and assembled to promote improved long-term reliability.
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Diameter:76.1 mm
Direct Drive:No
Drive Tooth Quantity:12
Gear Reduction:Yes
Gear Reduction Ratio:4.36 r
Horsepower Rating:1.8774 hp
Mounting Bolt(s) Included:No
Mounting Shims Included:No
Nose Cone Type:Closed
OE Manufacturer:Ford
Overall Length:224 mm
Solenoid Attached:Yes
Starter Type:Ford Permanent Magnet Gear Reduction (GOLD)
Voltage:12 v
kW Rating:1.4 kw

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CARQUESTStarter - New
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • High-performance (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (11)
  • Large cars (7)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Mechanic (5), Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (6), Mechanic (5), Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Product, Great Value!

I purchased this starter even after reading some of the negative reviews and am pleased to report that I am totally satisfied with it and have not had any of the problems that the others...Read complete review

I purchased this starter even after reading some of the negative reviews and am pleased to report that I am totally satisfied with it and have not had any of the problems that the others have described.

I installed this starter on a 1997 Ford F250, light duty pickup with the 4.6 V8. I previously installed a Remy alternator on this truck and am extremely pleased with the performance and value of that part. (Please see my review). That is why I purchased this Remy starter.

The ease or difficulty of installing this starter (or any starter) on this vehicle depends upon your ability to access the third bolt on the top of the starter. I found it necessary to remove the right front wheel so that I could see the third bolt. From there the removal of the old starter and installation of the new starter was relatively easy. It took me approximately 1 hour to install the new starter which was somewhat longer than I expected. I could have saved some time by first removing the right front wheel.

The performance and value of this starter is unbeatable in my opinion.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Non Starter

Bought this starter because I thought all new parts would make this starter more reliable than a rebuilt starter. The mechanic installing the starter said it was defective. It sounded like a gear in...Read complete review

Bought this starter because I thought all new parts would make this starter more reliable than a rebuilt starter. The mechanic installing the starter said it was defective. It sounded like a gear in the starter continued to spin at a high rate of speed after the key was released (but no grinding noise). The store tried to test the starter but it would not spin at all. They exchanged the starter. The replacement seems to be OK, but I am not as confident in this product.

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5.0

Great product

By 

from Charlotte, NC

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Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

Great product.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hope it be a good one

By 

from Fitzgerald, GA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

    My 97 Ford F-150 4.6 seems like it needs one finally since I done had it over two years, every time I go to crank it, when I turn the key, it makes that whirling noise or whatever you wanna call it and then it sounds normal. I got a new battery, alternator in it not a year old, I am gonna also replace the starter solenoid as I replace the starter soon, I'm glad it is within easy reach under the hood on the firewall area, that's alright. When I get one of these starters, I hope it does the trick of the starter problems I'm experiencing, time will tell.

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    5.0

    GOOd To Go

    By 

    from Monroe NY

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

      Still turning over and starts easy also easy to install

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      • No

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      5.0

      Seems like a quality part

      By 

      from Pace, FL

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

          I installed this in my 97 F150 4.6L. The fitment was great and it works great.

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          • No

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          2.0

          So far so good

          By 

          from Dee Troit

          About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Questionable

          Cons

          • Cut Factory Wiring To Use

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

          I cringe at cutting the harness to install this. It better work!

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By 

          from Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Dealership Installed

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

          Turns over with ease and more power.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          works great so far

          By 

          from lacrosse wi

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

            make sure all wire connections are clean and tight

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works just fine

            By 

            from Xenia, OH

            About Me Casual Driver

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Van Starts Again

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

              Used to replace dead starter on 2006 E250. Did not experience any of the sound/grinding sounds other reviewers mention. It is an exact fit replacement that fires the old work van like new.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent Service

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              By 

              from Northern, IL

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

                Bought the "brand new" model instead of the rebuilt ones hoping that the quality would be better and because of the lifetime warranty. Put it on and within two days, the starter failed. However, Advance was great about it and replaced the unit without question. The next one I received works perfectly. Wish I didn't have to do the job twice but I understand stuff gets past quality control and Advance, like I said, where very easy to deal with. Also, the price was good.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                terrible

                By 

                from menasha,wi

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - New:

                    needed a starter bought this one installed it turned the key and the bendix was bad, starter stayed engaged.

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                    • No

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                    4 Questions | 5 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      where is it made
                      Asked on 2/6/2013 by don from ohio

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part.
                        For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                        For any further assistance please feel free to 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 2/7/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is there a warrenty for this starter?
                      Asked on 2/15/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This warranty is valid for the stated period of time printed on your Invoice and Order Confirmation email provided you were the original purchaser of the part and you still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Parts installed on commercial use vehicles are warranted for 90 days from the date of purchase.

                        Answered on 2/16/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is the light gauge wire conversion kit from spade to round eyelet included with this starter?
                      Asked on 11/6/2010 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Are you meaning the wiring showed in the picture? If so, yes.

                        Answered on 11/11/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                      • VERIFIED BUYER

                        A:

                        Yes, the wire conversion kit WAS included and easy to use.

                        Answered on 12/8/2010 by Joe from Elburn,IL
                    • Q:

                      HOW DO U INSTALL THIS?
                      Asked on 10/28/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        For help with your project, I recommend getting a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. It should be able to help you with detailed instructions on how to do many things.

                        Answered on 10/28/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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