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ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured

Part No. P3221S Warranty  

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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
 
3.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (12)
    • Large cars (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (7), Auto enthusiast (6), Truck enthusiast (6), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    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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    3.0

    Looks, acts, sounds like a starter motor

    By "Not THAT Guy Again"

    from Grafton, Ohio

    About Me Handsome Rascal

    Verified Buyer

    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!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Works... but makes a weird sound

    By dad

    from illinois

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    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....

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bayyery tender

        By Ed

        from Westerville, ohio

        About Me Mechanic

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer
        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

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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product and fair price

        By Rick

        from Newark, Ohio

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Ask me a question

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        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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            5.0

            Nicely done, Advance !

            By JohnGoBlue

            from Portage, MI

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            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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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nothing is worse than the "click"

                By Bob

                from Hanover, MA

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy to install
                • Even Included New Wire

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                  What can you say about a starter other than you take it out of the box, install it (only three bolts), and turn the key. It came with a section of wire to replace old, potentially corroded wire but required a heat gun to do the job.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Starter

                  By cuda6769

                  from Toledo, OH

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars

                    Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                    Works good and easy to install

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (14 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It works as promised

                    By Groggie

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                      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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (13 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      very nice starter

                      By mjq

                      from Columbus, OH

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                          I read some negative comments about this starter but went ahead and purchased it anyway figuring Advance sells thousands of these so most of them must be ok. My new starter is great! Works perfectly and is just as quiet as the original. After two weeks I have nothing but praise for this reman unit. Hint: get the notoriously difficult top bolt off on F150 starter by removing passenger side tire and using a socket with a 6 in extension, a universal joint and a 12 in extension joined together.

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                          • No

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                          (12 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          It starts my van

                          By just a van driver

                          from Saint Paul, MN

                          About Me Casual Driver

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 2

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ToughOne Starter - Remanufactured:

                                Careful not to overtighten the nut that holds the signal wire on - I learned the hard way that you can break the housing if you overtighten.

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                                • 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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