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CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured

Part No. 3204S 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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Adjustable Mounting Block:No
Diameter:78 mm
Direct Drive:No
Gear Reduction:Yes
Horsepower Rating:1.88 hp
Mounting Bolt(s) Included:No
Mounting Shims Included:No
Nose Cone Type:Closed
Overall Length:224.1 mm
Performance Rated:No
Solenoid Attached:Yes
Starter Type:Permanent Magnet Planetary Gear Reduction
Tooth Quantity:10
Voltage:12 v
kW Rating:1.4 kw

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CARQUESTStarter - Remanufactured
 
3.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product and great price.

Easy install. All parts needed included. There was a note about a problem with one of the original equipment electrical connections. A cable assembly to correct the problem was included complete with instrucions.

Easy install. All parts needed included. There was a note about a problem with one of the original equipment electrical connections. A cable assembly to correct the problem was included complete with instrucions.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Requires tap and die!

I bought this to replace the original starter on my father's 1996 ford Taurus. It FITS ok, but the threads in the starter body are not cut, they expect you to cut your...Read complete review

I bought this to replace the original starter on my father's 1996 ford Taurus. It FITS ok, but the threads in the starter body are not cut, they expect you to cut your own threads with a tap set. What a pain. This is the first time i have EVER heard of needing to do this for a supposedly direct-fit part. I do not have a tap set nor have I needed one. Advance refused to tap it for me, and tried to sell me a fifty dollar tap set. I will not be buying another worldwide or advance auto parts item if I can help it. No idea if it will work since I can't put it on.

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5.0

Great product Awsome service

By 

from Johnson city, Tn

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

Came with starter specifications when it was bench tested right off the the assembly line so you know you got a premium product that is ready to preform.

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  • No

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1.0

Watch out for the revised solenoid

By 

from Portage IN

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Solenoid Revision
    • Tang On Cable

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

      Solenoid revision causes starter to engage when battery is reconnected. Be sure to bend tang on battery cable to avoid this problem.

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      • No

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      5.0

      It's perfect.

      By 

      from Albrightsville, PA

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars

        Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

        Ordered online and picked up at the store. No problems and it was a piece of cake.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Reliability?

        By 

        from Alabama

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        Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

        First one lasted 30 days. 2nd one had different bolt threads...

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        • No

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        4.0

        So far so good

        By 

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

            Easy to install.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Working ok so far

            By 

            from nh

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars

              Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

              Was easy to install did it with one arm because of surgery . Hooking up new wire was a little problem but got threw it .

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              • No

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              4.0

              So far so good

              By 

              from Winchester, VA

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

                Just installed this a little over a week ago, and so far it has worked 100% of the time. Installation took about 30 minutes. Easy enough.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product

                By 

                from Wilmington, NC

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

                    This is a great product that fit in my van perfectly. It was easy to install and the videos on the site really helped.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product and great price.

                    By 

                    from Concord, NH

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

                    Easy install. All parts needed included. There was a note about a problem with one of the original equipment electrical connections. A cable assembly to correct the problem was included complete with instrucions.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Requires tap and die!

                    By 

                    from Dayton, Ohio

                    Pros

                    • Comes in a box
                    • Shiny

                    Cons

                    • You must cut the threads

                    Best Uses

                    • Refunds

                    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

                    I bought this to replace the original starter on my father's 1996 ford Taurus. It FITS ok, but the threads in the starter body are not cut, they expect you to cut your own threads with a tap set. What a pain. This is the first time i have EVER heard of needing to do this for a supposedly direct-fit part. I do not have a tap set nor have I needed one. Advance refused to tap it for me, and tried to sell me a fifty dollar tap set. I will not be buying another worldwide or advance auto parts item if I can help it. No idea if it will work since I can't put it on.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      What is that extra yellow wire for ? I think my starter only has 2 wires that bolt to the celinoid ?
                      Asked on 11/29/2014 by Jim

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Jim! The additional yellow wire you see coming from the starter solenoid on this ToughOne Remanufactured Starter (Part No. P3204S) is the Engine Control Sensor wiring for your 1989-1997 Ford\Mercury\Lincoln 3.0L, 3.2L or 3.8L V6 powered passenger car or minivan.

                        Answered on 12/9/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • Q:

                      how do i take starter out
                      Asked on 12/14/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes 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 12/14/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Hi -

                      Have had starter off for while and don't remember. Does red (positive) cable from battery go to outer post on solenoid or to the inner one next to post for ignition wire that has the visible silver wire running from it to starter.
                      Asked on 11/29/2010 by tj from raytown

                      1 answer

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                        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 11/29/2010 by MIke the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 1990 sable LS mercury 3.8 engine, what starter should I get for it? I did not see sable or mercury on the listing. respectfully asking. thank you.
                      Asked on 6/10/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Part numbers 3204S, 97127, P3198, P3198, and P3204S are all starters that could work on your sable. You will have to choose one based on the model of sable that you have.

                        Answered on 6/10/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a sable LS mercury 3.8, what starter should I get for it?
                      Asked on 6/10/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        To further assist you on finding a starter for your vehicle could you please provide us a year of the Sable.

                        Answered on 6/10/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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