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ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured

Part No. 17610 Warranty  
$119.99
Core Charge: $20.00
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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:55 mm
Direct Drive:No
Drive Tooth Quantity:13
Gear Reduction Ratio:4.3
Gear Reduction:Yes
Horsepower Rating:1.8774 hp
Kw Rating:1.4 kw
Mounting Bolt(s) Included:No
Mounting Shims Included:No
Nose Cone Type:Open
OE Manufacturer:Nippondenso
Overall Length:215 mm
Rotation:Counterclockwise
Solenoid Attached:Yes
Starter Finish:Same as OE
Starter Type:Nippondenso Offset Gear Reduction
Voltage:12 v

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ToughOneStarter - Remanufactured
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Small cars (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (13), Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Saved $400

I was somewhat reluctant to attempt this repair initially but when I saw that I could replace it entirely from the top (without rolling around under the vehicle), that I'd save $400 AND...Read complete review

I was somewhat reluctant to attempt this repair initially but when I saw that I could replace it entirely from the top (without rolling around under the vehicle), that I'd save $400 AND get a limited lifetime warranty (only 12 months from the dealer) I decided to give it a try. I allowed 4 hours for the project and completed in 1 hour and 20 min start to finish. Works out to about $200 per hour the way I figure it. Luckily I had all the tools necessary which consisted of metric end wrenches and sockets, 3 different extensions, universal and ratchet - that's it. If you have the tools and talent give it a try. Added bonus - NOT made in China!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Defective Solenoid Connection out of box

Rebuilt starter was installed and worked for less than a week before failing to engage. I found that the solenoid connector block was loose and that twisting it allowed the internal connection to be...Read complete review

Rebuilt starter was installed and worked for less than a week before failing to engage. I found that the solenoid connector block was loose and that twisting it allowed the internal connection to be made well enough to limp home.
The design and method of securing this connector block in the rebuilt is inferior to the OEM method. The cardboard tag warning against twisting this connector was read and followed. They need to caution people about this because the connection is apparently too fragile to survive normal installation stress. The old starter with 200,000 miles on it had this connector still intact and not turning. I would expect this to be a frequent cause of warranty claims on this model.

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5.0

Worth the money

By Lefty 1231

from Spring Hill, Fl

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • High-Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

    Starter fit perfectly on my son's 98 Toyota Camry. Very easy to install, very good quality. It is worth the extra few dollars to get this starter over the entry level.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Doesn't last

    By Carl B

    from Pottstown, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

        Easy to install and purchased based on prior reviews. I noticed issues with the car needing to be jumped to start but figured bad battery and replaced the battery. Car failed to start numerous times and finally took car to dealership for analysis and culprit was the starter changed in Jan 2014. Disappointed in the quality as the original starter lasted over 13 years.

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        • No

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        4.0

        The Price was Right ...

        By Madmoe

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

          Based on the easy access, of my 1999 Toyota Camry's original starter, the replacement & installation of this starter was very simple.

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          • No

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          1.0

          ruined my truck

          By Mad Max

          from Waco, tx

          About Me Casual Driver

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

              I am on my 3rd ToughOne starter in less than 6 months. Last time I had to replace the starter I had to replace the fly wheel because this starter ruined it. I thought that maybe it was because it was refurbished so i bought a brand new one and now im having the same problem. Do not buy this brand!

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              • No

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              1.0

              do not buy!!

              By auto mechanic

              from philafelphia, pa

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

                Cons

                • Incompatible

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                  This product was brand new and did not work in my 1999 Toyota sienna le. It made loud grinding noises and almost damaged my flywheel irrepairably. Immediately after buying it I returned it. The manager at the store was so rude about it as well.

                  I ended up buying a oem remanufactured unit which worked well.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works ,easy to install at a good price!

                  By DonJo

                  from Theodore Al USA

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars

                    Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                    Installed on my brothers car.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Good product, easy to transfer

                    By Just John the driver

                    from Durham, NC

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Cars
                      • Trucks

                      Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                      The starter was easy to install on my Highlander. While I don't normally do big engine repairs, the looming cost estimate was easily negated when the starter was purchased much less than the mechanic was charging, and the repair job was visible online via a video. With about 1 hour and 1 helper, I was able to get my car started after a few simple removals (battery, air intake, and some wires). The car starts perfectly every time, sounds better than the old one (which had stripped because of a missing bolt). Great product.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good Value

                      By Gee Zee

                      from Portsmouth, RI

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Exact fit
                      • Priced Well
                      • Properly Packaged
                      • Warranty Ok

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Cars
                      • Small Cars

                      Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                      Very efficient service and payment processing at Advance Autoparts. Core refund immediatley credited to my credit card account. Good selection of parts...if the part is not on hand, it can typically be secured through their supply network in a short amount of time. Overall, quite happy. Will use Advance Autoparts again.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      exact fit and easy to install

                      By Big Dave

                      from Oviedo, fl

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 1

                      Pros

                      • Perfect Fit

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                          I used the starter in my 2000 lexus rx 300. My neighbor diagnosed the issue and I went online for an easy reservation and order. I went to the local store and the gentlemen got my part right away. I had my part with me for the core and more importantly to make sure it matched up. It appeared to be a match and turned out it was an exact fit and went in easy as pie. I would highly recommend.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          i would buy this product again

                          By bigmichal

                          from richmond va 23223

                          About Me Casual Driver

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 1

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Cars

                            Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                            just what i needed

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                            • No

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                            • Q:

                              what all is replaced on this starter and is the solenoid
                              new?
                              Asked on 9/16/2013 by vette nut from san antonio tx

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured - part# 17610 is designed to deliver torque output for starting performance that meets or exceeds the original equipment on your vehicle. All wear components (brushes, bushings) are 100% NEW. The unit is triple tested to ensure quality and performance. 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 9/17/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have 2001 Lexus ES300.
                              I am trying to figure out how to remove the starter first before buying.

                              I managed to remove all the bolts and took starter out. I also removed the large wire cable. However, I had difficulty to remove the small wire attached to the solenoid part of the starter. The wire terminals seemed to be latched or clipped. Do you know how to remove this wire.
                              Asked on 3/1/2013 by Kevin from San Jose, CA

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                With respect to your inquiry on the Airtex Fuel Pump Module Assembly - Part No. E3506M, follow these steps to remove the starter on a 2003 Lexus ES300 V6: Remove battery, remove air cleaner inlet assembly, remove air cleaner assembly with hose, remove air cleaner bracket, remove air cleaner inlet No.1, remove starter assembly. While removing the starter assembly you will have to disconnect the starter connector, remove the nut and disconnect the lead wire from terminal 30 and remove the two bolts and starter. Once the 2 bolts are removed, wiggle the starter and pull back away from the transmission and the lock type smaller wires will come out clearly. 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 3/4/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              What is the warranty for this starter?
                              Asked on 1/21/2012 by Scott from Denver, co

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This Worldwide Starter with part# 17610 has limited lifetime replacement as warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part.

                                Answered on 1/21/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Is this starter hard to install? If I CAN I will istall myself.
                              Don
                              Any tips will help me Thanks
                              Asked on 8/3/2011 by Anonymous

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Well this all depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would 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 8/4/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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