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CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured

Part No. 3271S 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 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
 
3.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (7), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Fine

Let's address the other comments, people never cease to amaze me.
1. Yes, the terminal section is made from heat resistant plastic, if it were metal it would short and be...Read complete review

Let's address the other comments, people never cease to amaze me.
1. Yes, the terminal section is made from heat resistant plastic, if it were metal it would short and be useless...Duh.
2. Yes, it come with a wire lead. If you need it use it, if you don't, don't. Not that hard.
3. Yes, it comes with no installation instructions. To address this I have taken the time to write a complete instruction manual. It is as follows:
Put the new unit on the reverse of the way you took the old one off.
Well there you go. It's a good product at a good price with a lifetime warranty.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tested and inspected, my left foot

Suspecting I needed a starter and wanting to get in and out of my mechanic's shop quickly, I purchased this for my mechanic to intall. He confirmed my diagnosis and installed this starter. ...Read complete review

Suspecting I needed a starter and wanting to get in and out of my mechanic's shop quickly, I purchased this for my mechanic to intall. He confirmed my diagnosis and installed this starter. After installation, he attempted to start the truck, only to have it blow a fuse. He de-installed it, checking to see if the new starter might be making contact with something and shorting out, but found it wasn't.

He re-installed it and blew another fuse. He de-installed it a second time and bench tested it to discover continuity between the solenoid and the starter body. This short should have been discovered during testing when it was remanufactured in Mexico. So my plans to be in and out quickly were dashed.

The good news is that when I returned it for a refund at Advance Auto Parts #1633 on State Street in Schenectady, NY, the clerk noted my agitation and asked what he could do to make it better. He offered me merchandise in the store totaling what I had to spend for the blown fuses. That he noticed my distress and then went on to diffuse it turned my whole attitude 180 degrees. I left with a big smile and the determination to make sure others know they can trust Advance Auto to make things right.

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3.0

Works but instructs you to cut your eyelet off

By 

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

Instructs you to cut your eyelet off and crimp their wire on in place of it. Leaves poor connection if not soldered with very little room to work. Road salt would cause future problems. Getting it in/out of 4wd is interesting ( comes out thru the top ) -not the fault of starter

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Perfect replacement

By 

from Grand Island, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Included Instructions

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

    Easy to understand instructions were included with the replacement starter.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By 

    from Flushing ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

    Installed the starter & perfect fit,works great!!my old starter must have been going bad for a long time,this new one turns over much faster.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Worked like a charm....

    By 

    from Washington, CT

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

    Obviously way to soon to say if it'll stand the test of time. I wasn't expecting to have to do surgery on the ground wire but I got it done and it works just fine. First time I changed a starter on a 4x4 and the space was cramped, especially seeing how I was working on my back in the driveway but I was able to get it out and in without disconnecting the motor mounts or exhaust.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Very Disappointed

    By 

    from Lakeland, FL

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    Pros

    • Same Look And Feel Of Oem

    Cons

    • Faulty Part

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

      Being a novice auto mechanic (learning as I go), replacing a starter is pretty simple. So, we removed the original starter, installed this new starter, and it simply didn't work. We then started troubleshooting battery issues, electrical issues, etc. After wasting two nights after work trying to find the issue, I took it back to Advance Auto Parts and they "tested it" to ensure it was good. It passed their electrical test, but not the mechanical one. So, it was receiving electricity, but the rebuilt parts, internal to the starter, were not functioning properly. It was very frustrating, but I learned a lot in the process too, so there's the upside to the story. I ended up taking it to a local mechanic and they charged $150 to put in a better quality starter.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Reman Starter

      By 

      from nc

      About Me Casual Driver

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

      Original started got to where it wasn't engaging with flywheel every time. Pulled it out twice to check it. Finally replaced it anyway and the new oneis working fine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      works ok

      By 

      from boston,ma

      About Me Mechanic

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

        ordered online,picked up in the store,installed,worked ok,has a lifetime warrenty,good value for the money,time will tell

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good powerfull starter

        By 

        from NY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

          For the Fords, this starter came with a new lead wire, Install it. I was not going to untill I saw the corrosion in the Ford wire as stated in the directions, a Ford TSB. Truck turns over now with no worries.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Got 3 months from it!

          By 

          from Dayton, OH

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Low Quality

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

          From the beginning this starter wouldn't disengage for a few minutes after starting when it was cold. I should have changed it immediatly but was lazy. Now it isn't ingaging every time and I have to take it back. At least it isn't that bad of a job (about 15 min out and 15 min in).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Returned -repair diagnosis error

          By 

          from Brockton,Mass.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High-Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about CARQUEST Starter - Remanufactured:

            THIS ITEM WAS NEVER NEEDED

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • Q:

              the starter we are looking to buy is stating that it is automatic and our ford ranger is a standard is this part compatible since its automatic or do you have different starters that are strictly for standard
              Asked on 2/3/2015 by nicole

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Happy to help you Nicole! In order to find if this starter is for a manual or automatic transmission we would need the year and engine size.

                Answered on 2/3/2015 by Panda from AAP
            • Q:

              was on chat???????

              what do you call gold thingee piggybacked on this specific starter?

              http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_x_19220267-P_x_x

              solenoid, starter solenoid, bendix, etc?

              is it sold separately?

              send link, if you will

              is there another solenoid on this vehicle for the starter, like older Fords, on the fender, etc?

              presently trying to aid someone at 2carpros.com ---imma Jeep CJ expert....trying to help a newer Ford feller

              Thanks CJ MEDEVAC
              Asked on 6/24/2011 by CJ MEDEVAC from Greenwood, SC

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                No, this part is sold individually with ignition wire.

                Answered on 7/21/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
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