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A bad starter can suddenly die on you or stop your engine from cranking or starting. If you find your car starter drenched with oil or notice smoke coming out of your vehicle, it’ may be time to get a replacement. CarParts.com has a wide selection of high-quality replacement starters, selected and tested by our team of industry professionals. We have the best deals from tried and tested manufacturers. Take your pick from our new and remanufactured starters. Get the perfect part you need today.

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17825N OE Replacement Starter, New
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$90.62
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Notes : Permanent Magnet Gear Reduction, 12 Volt, 13 Teeth, CounterclockwiseSeries : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishAnticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
6449MSN OE Replacement Starter, New
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$81.94
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Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishTooth Quantity : 11 TeethIncludes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 9000899, 9000879, 10465554, 81Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
17764N OE Replacement Starter, New
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$84.04
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Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishStyle : MandoPower Output : 1.2 kWTooth Quantity : 8 TeethRotation : Clockwise Rotation (Standard)Includes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 17764, TM000A14401, M62957, 36Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
6481MSN OE Replacement Starter, New
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$95.09
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Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishTooth Quantity : 9 TeethIncludes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 510-6481, 9000947, 8000058, 10Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
19090 OE Replacement Starter, Remanufactured
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$142.70
+$65.33
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Series : QB PremiumQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : RemanufacturedStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishStyle : ValeoPower Output : 1.2 kWTooth Quantity : 11 TeethRotation : Clockwise Rotation (Standard)Includes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
3267SN OE Replacement Starter, New
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$82.72
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Notes : Ford has determined that corrosion in the last 4 in. of the vehicle's S-terminal (ignition) lead may have been the cause of/or could result in a "NO CRANK" condition.Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishTooth Quantity : 12 TeethIncludes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : F7UU-AB, F7UU-AA, F7LU-BA, F7LAnticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
17728N OE Replacement Starter, New
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$89.92
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Notes : 12V; Permanent magnet offset gear reduction driveSeries : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMOSGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishStyle : MitsubaPower Output : 1.6 kWTooth Quantity : 9 TeethRotation : Counterclockwise Rotation (Reverse)Includes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 17815, 17900, 17776, 17728, SMAnticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
19063 OE Replacement Starter, Remanufactured
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$59.59
+$39.41
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Series : QB PremiumQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : RemanufacturedStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : BlackTooth Quantity : 13 TeethAnticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
19468 OE Replacement Starter, Remanufactured
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$44.39
+$57.04
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Series : QB PremiumQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : RemanufacturedStarter Design : OSGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishTooth Quantity : 9 TeethIncludes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 428000-1922, 428000-1921, NAD5Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
19471 OE Replacement Starter, Remanufactured
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$51.18
+$41.48
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Series : QB PremiumQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : RemanufacturedStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishTooth Quantity : 9 TeethIncludes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 428000-5280, 428000-5001, 4280Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
6646SN OE Replacement Starter, New
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$99.73
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Notes : 12V; Permanent magnet gear reduction driveSeries : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishTooth Quantity : 12 TeethIncludes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 6R3Z-11002-A, 5R3Z-11002-A, YCAnticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
12188N OE Replacement Starter, New
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$77.10
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Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishStyle : FordPower Output : 1.4 kWTooth Quantity : 10 teethRotation : Clockwise Rotation (Standard)Includes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 10465338, 3205, E9SF-BA, E9SF-Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
17508N OE Replacement Starter, New
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$104.12
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Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishTooth Quantity : 9 TeethIncludes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 9162618-4, 8602085, 8602084, 8Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
17702N OE Replacement Starter, New
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$105.83
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Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : PMGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishStyle : BoschPower Output : 1.4 kWTooth Quantity : 9 TeethRotation : Clockwise Rotation (Standard)Includes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 17702, 7515390, 63225537, 6322Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
17774N OE Replacement Starter, New
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$102.89
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Series : QB SupremeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementProduct Fit : Direct FitCondition : NewStarter Design : OSGR Starter DesignProduct Color/Finish : Factory FinishStyle : NippondensoPower Output : 1.4 kWTooth Quantity : 13 TeethRotation : Counterclockwise Rotation (Reverse)Includes : With complimentary 24/7 Quality-Built (QB) Roadside Assistance Program (RAP)Replaces OE Number : 17777, 17774, 28100-74270, 281Anticipated Ship Out Time : 6-7 business daysWarranty : Lifetime Quality-Built limited warranty
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Starter Customer Reviews

The Item was just as described. Great Seller.
Ralph Chiappetta
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Purchased on Oct 16, 2020
perfect part for my car, perfect fit! THANK YOU!
Greg Browning
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Purchased on Aug 16, 2020
Quality-Built® 17825N OE Replacement Starter, New
Jun 25, 2020
OE Replacement Starter
I will give a rating of a 5 star. The price was good. And the part was a sure fit.
Willie Williams
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Purchased on Jun 02, 2020

Starter Guides

Starter Buyer's Guide

Summary:

•    The car starter or engine starter is a small electrical motor responsible for making your engine run at the twist of a key or a push of the ignition button. 
•    If you take a closer look at an engine starter, you’ll see that at the inner end of the solenoid, there are two terminals for the battery cable and starter control.
•    By turning the key inside the ignition switch or by pressing the push start button, voltage is sent from the battery and through the control switch so that the starter solenoid can be activated.
•    When the starter motor turns the gear, it will rotate the flywheel which then causes the crankshaft to spin.
•    Issues like loose wiring, compromised connections, battery corrosion, damaged starter motor parts, and oil leaks all contribute to different changes in the performance of the engine starter. 
•    CarParts.com offers a wide range of replacement starters that cost from $15 to $750.

The car starter works by harnessing the power of the automotive battery. Once the key is inserted into the ignition switch and then turned to the start position, a tiny amount of current flows through the neutral safety switch and into the starter relay or starter solenoid. Can't get your car going right away at every start-up? Then it's high time to replace your old starter replaced with a brand-new one.

What is a car starter?

The car starter or engine starter is a small electrical motor responsible for making your engine run at the twist of a key or a push of the ignition button. Traditional modern designs feature a twin cylindrical assembly with a main housing and another smaller housing. The larger housing contains the starter motor, while the smaller one houses the solenoid. It's typically placed in the driver’s side of the engine, just below the left bank of cylinders.

The starter is considered an essential component as it makes your car fully functional from rest. It gets its supply of electric current directly from the battery of your car, with a relay located in between the starter and ignition switch. Without it, you won’t be able to move your car without bypassing the wires or with the help of a jumpstart.

A closer look at an engine starter

If you take a closer look at an engine starter, you’ll see that at the inner end of the solenoid, there are two terminals for the battery cable and starter control. These two are crucial as they're responsible for supplying the motor with the voltage it needs to function. The upper terminal is for the positive battery cable that links the assembly directly to the battery. The lower terminal, on the other hand, is for the thick cable that directs the voltage to the power motor.

Meanwhile, the starter gear is at the opposite end of the starter motor assembly. This gear serves as the mechanical link between the starter and your car’s flywheel, or the flexplate, if you have an automatic car.

The starter gear isn't in contact with the flywheel by default. For these two to connect, the solenoid will have to push the gear to mesh with the flywheel, which is the only time electric energy is converted to mechanical energy to make the engine components move.

Of course, there's more to see if you take a look inside a starter assembly. Subcomponents like an armature, return springs, coils, and levers, among others, are all working together to make up a fully operating starter motor and solenoid. 

How does an engine starter work?

It all starts at the turn of a key or at the push of a button. By turning the key inside the ignition switch or by pressing the push start button, voltage is sent from the battery and through the control switch so that the starter solenoid can be activated. The solenoid then powers the starter motor and pushes the gear at the end of the motor, connecting it to the engine’s flywheel or flexplate.

In an internal combustion engine design, the flywheel is connected to the crankshaft. This means that when the starter motor turns the gear, it will rotate the flywheel, which then causes the crankshaft to spin. 

What are the different types of starter motors?

Pneumatic

This type of starter motor is reliable, mechanically simple, and delivers a higher torque. Used by some gas turbine and diesel engines, it has a geared turbine, pressure tank, and an air compressor. The turbine spins after compressed air is released from its tank. As the engine runs, its pressure tank is recharged by the compressor. A pneumatic starter is used by trucks and earth-moving equipment.

Gear-reduction 

Designed with a direct-drive and movable pole shoe, this starter motor is mainly used for cost-reduction rather than electrical or mechanical benefits. The solenoid was removed, replaced by a separate relay starter, and movable pole shoe. Due to its larger size, higher current requirements, and heavier weight, the gear-reduction starter motor is almost obsolete.

Electric 

This starter motor is the most common type used in modern gasoline or diesel engines, where a solenoid switch is mounted on the starter. A key-operated switch activates the battery, which sends a low-current power to the solenoid. The solenoid pushes the drive pinion on the starter drive shaft and meshes with the ring gear on the engine's flywheel. High-current contacts are closed by the solenoid and the engine starts running. The starter motor's pinion gear is controlled by a bendix drive--a device which allows the pinion gear to engage or disengage the engine's flywheel automatically when the engine fires or the starter is powered.

What are the symptoms of a bad starter?

There are a lot of factors that cause the starter motor to fail. Issues like loose wiring, compromised connections, battery corrosion, damaged starter motor parts, and oil leaks all contribute to different changes in engine starter performance. Once your car’s starter fails, your vehicle will begin to show one or more of these symptoms:

Weird sound

This is quickly noticeable when turning the key or pushing the ignition button. The weird noise is characterized by a clicking sound, although severe issues often result in a grinding noise. Not all bad engine starters exhibit this symptom, so not hearing any weird noises when starting your engine doesn't mean your engine starter isn't bad.

Non-responsive engine

An obvious symptom is an engine that won’t crank despite your continuously turning the key or after repeatedly pushing the ignition switch. Sometimes, the starter solenoid clicks, but it doesn't crank the engine. In extreme cases, you can’t solve this by jumpstarting the engine.

A non-responsive engine isn’t always about a bad starter, so it would be better to call a certified technician if your vehicle shows this symptom.

Oil infiltration

Leaking engine oil can easily coat the starter and seep into its insides. This can damage the starter motor and solenoid's internal components, causing a malfunction. Be wary of oil leaks, as these can also damage other parts, including the engine itself, when not immediately fixed.

Smoke after repetitive ignition attempts

The starter is an electrical component, meaning it can overheat if it's overused. It's a mistake to desperately turn the switch or push the ignition button over and over again to start the engine. The reason why you don’t want to do this is it can quickly overheat the starter motor, which eventually leads to smoke or a burnt odor.

Choosing the right starter motor

Check your vehicle's manual for the starter motor's model or part number. It's important that you get the correct type and make to avoid any problems. After replacing your vehicle's starter motor, it's better to send the broken unit to the parts store. It will be rebuilt and sold as a refurbished unit. 

Finding the right replacement part for your vehicle is important. Ask, shop or even do your own research for brands that offer the best quality and deals. Don't forget to always check your vehicle's wiring. Dirty or faulty wiring can cause electrical problems, which lead to a dead starter motor. A simple cleaning and repair can save you a lot of money.

How much is an OE starter replacement?

In need of a quality replacement for your faulty starter? CarParts.com offers a wide range of starter replacements with prices from $15 to $750. All you have to do is to input your vehicle’s year, make, and model in the filter tab to generate a specific list of parts that fit your car.

Engine starter assemblies have two conditions: remanufactured and new. You can choose your preference on the left-hand side of the page. You can also select categories like brand, series, and product fit. OE engine starter replacements are sold in single pieces.

Helpful Automotive Resources

Car Won’t Start & There’s a Clicking Noise?
November 18, 2020
Car Won’t Start & There’s a Clicking Noise?Electricity then flows from the battery, through the starter relay, and to the starter solenoid.
Bad Starter Solenoid Symptoms
May 06, 2019
Bad Starter Solenoid SymptomsAlthough you may have heard of a starter solenoid, you might not know what the part actually does. Basically, the starter solenoid is an electromechanical device that engages the starter motor. Most starter solenoids are mounted directly on top of the starter.
The Starting System
May 04, 2019
The Starting SystemBecause batteries emit hydrogen gas while charging, the battery case cannot be completely sealed. Years ago there was a vent cap for each cell and we had to replenish the cells when the electrolyte evaporated. Today’s batteries (maintenance free) have small vents on the side of the battery; the gases
5 Signs of a Bad Starter
June 29, 2020
5 Signs of a Bad StarterIt’s important to note that the starter turns (cranks) the engine. If your engine cranks normally but does not start, the starter motor is not to blame. Such a scenario points toward an issue with air/fuel delivery, spark delivery, or compression, rather than a bad starter.
Why Won’t My Car Start?
June 16, 2020
Why Won’t My Car Start?Automotive professionals break down no-start situations into two separate categories: crank-no-start and no-crank-no-start.
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