For an engine to start the reciprocating assembly must rotate to draw in and compress the air/fuel mixture, which is then ignited by the spark plugs, enabling the engine to run on its own. The starter converts electrical energy from the battery into the mechanical energy needed to turn over or “crank” the engine. The starter is energized by an externally mounted solenoid, which is directly connected to the battery with heavy gauge wire.

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      # sp10731
      GM Original Equipment™ Starter by ACDelco®. When you need to match Original Equipment specifications in a replacement starter for your GM vehicle, look to ACDelco. Our GM Original Equipment line includes brand-new, and...
      New units are manufactured under the guidelines of ISO Quality Standards to ensure consistent qualityAll components are 100% new to provide improved performance and long-life reliability
      $74.28 - $358.23
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp10775
      Professional™ Starter by ACDelco®. Thoroughly tested and backed by competitive warranty coverage, ACDelco Professional NEW Starters – for GM and non-GM vehicles – are manufactured using ISO Quality Standards. ACDelco NEW...
      New units are manufactured under the guidelines of ISO Quality Standards to ensure consistent quality.All components are 100% new to provide improved performance and long-life reliability.
      $33.69 - $225.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16922
      Starter by Motorcraft®. Motorcraft starter are designed for maximum performance and durability. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this starters by Motorcraft features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
      Direct OEM replacementMeets strict Ford Motor Company standards
      $63.15 - $594.19
    • (1 review)
      # sp1072
      Starter by Bosch®. Whether new or remanufactured, Bosch starters are 100% factory tested to ensure reliable cranking and starting performance under the most extreme operating conditions. Built for precision fit, Bosch starters are...
      Designed to withstand the harshest environmentsProvides balanced high speed torque for maximum performance and dependability
      $35.78 - $1,149.41
    • (5 reviews)
      # sp2470
      Starter by TYC®. As soon as your starter motor fails, you can feel it right away. Well, if your starter motor is damaged, you no longer have to pay the high dealer price for a replacement because TYC will give you the same quality...
      $53.24 - $135.52
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp9140
      Starter by Remy®. The starters by Remy feature the most compact design in the industry. These components are smaller and lighter providing less friction, better reliability, and greater performance. Install the Remy starter and get...
      Features the most compact design on the marketEnsures less friction and excellent performance
      $25.54 - $698.33
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp4963
      Starter by Auto 7®. The electrical system is the nerve center of your vehicle. Some common pitfalls of a faulty electrical system include no or slow cranking, dim lights, or troubles with accessories. Auto 7 has the quality parts...
      Original equipment quality parts for Hyundai, KIA and GM Daewoo vehicles without the original equipment priceAll parts made where the vehicles are made, South Korea
      $32.84 - $237.72
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16029
      Starter by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $100.17 - $210.93
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp4662
      Starter Motor by Denso®. The original DENSO gear-reduction starter is an industry benchmark, so rugged and powerful that it is often adapted for racing use. DENSO remanufactured starters are subjected to a rigorous test and...
      High-voltage tested armature and field coils to ensure reliable performancePremium copper terminals to ensure a clean source of electrical current
      $40.51 - $385.36
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1538077361
      Remanufactured Starter by Hitachi®. If you're looking for reliable yet affordable boat parts, Hitachi has you covered. Manufactured using advanced technologies, this product provides years of worry-free performance. It will meet...
      Manufactured from premium materialsDesigned to provide years of reliable service
      $168.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1538077358
      Remanufactured Starter by Hitachi®. If you're looking for reliable yet affordable boat parts, Hitachi has you covered. Manufactured using advanced technologies, this product provides years of worry-free performance. It will meet...
      Manufactured from premium materialsDesigned to provide years of reliable service
      $81.04
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1538077361
      Remanufactured Starter by Hitachi®. If you're looking for reliable yet affordable boat parts, Hitachi has you covered. Manufactured using advanced technologies, this product provides years of worry-free performance. It will meet...
      Manufactured from premium materialsDesigned to provide years of reliable service
      $168.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1538077356
      Remanufactured Starter by Hitachi®. If you're looking for reliable yet affordable boat parts, Hitachi has you covered. Manufactured using advanced technologies, this product provides years of worry-free performance. It will meet...
      Manufactured from premium materialsDesigned to provide years of reliable service
      $90.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1538077356
      Remanufactured Starter by Hitachi®. If you're looking for reliable yet affordable boat parts, Hitachi has you covered. Manufactured using advanced technologies, this product provides years of worry-free performance. It will meet...
      Manufactured from premium materialsDesigned to provide years of reliable service
      $90.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp3785
      Starter by Mishimoto®. The Mishimoto replacement starters are made specifically for your car. A common problem with the factory starters is that they often go bad and need replacing. It is extremely difficult to find this...
      Direct OEM fitHelps you to get the most out of your vehicle
      $198.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp21075
      Remanufactured Starter by Mitsubishi Electric®. Do you hear nothing but "click, click" when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system repair, but before you waste your time...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you're located
      $111.36 - $356.41
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2187171
      Remanufactured Starter by Mopar®. Do you hear nothing but "click, click" when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you're located
      $133.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19460
      12V Starter by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. 5 Year Limited Warranty. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft during the engine starting process. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid,...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $111.25 - $262.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp13021
      Starter by Original Equipment®. Do you hear nothing but “click, click” when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $249.95 - $297.02
    • (11 reviews)
      # sp1452
      Starter by Quality-Built®. Get professional installer quality at a DIY price with a Quality Built starter. These starters are manufactured under strict QS-9000 quality guidelines, the highest quality standard achievable for...
      Designed specifically for the high demands of professional installersSelect components and advanced manufacturing techniques provide unparalleled performance and reliability
      $15.20 - $228.98
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp16843
      Remanufactured Starter by Quality-Built®. Get professional installer quality at a DIY price with a Quality-Built starter. These starters are manufactured under strict QS-9000 quality guidelines, the highest quality standard...
      Designed specifically for the high demands of professional installersSelect components and advanced manufacturing techniques provide unparalleled performance and reliability
      $9.61 - $332.66
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp9932
      Starter by BTP®. This premium part by BTP helps the starting and charging system of your vehicle to provide the energy needed for the engine to start as well as maintain all its electrical elements from the headlights to the...
      Engineered to help your starting and charging system operate at its maximumMade from superior materials
      $56.52 - $140.94
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp86487
      Starter by Replace®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Replace features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or exceed...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $52.98 - $316.14
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp12281
      Remanufactured Starter by USA Industries®. This premium product is engineered with attention to detail to ensure reliable engine starting. Made from premium materials for outstanding quality and worry-free performance. This USA...
      Designed to provide optimum engine startingMade from superior materials
      $13.00 - $130.33
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp9039
      Starter by Valeo®. 100% new Valeo starters to exceed your expectations: quick start of the engine, long life performance even during winter. Valeo starters are designed and tested in stringent conditions that are established by OE...
      Designed to produce maximum charge output under all conditionsProvides improved efficiency in electrical various demands
      $98.71 - $298.83
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp1774
      Starter by World Source One®. Do you hear nothing but “click, click” when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $75.04 - $126.41
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn469957655
      Starter by Merchant Automotive®.
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $299.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp10776
      Professional™ Starter Brush Set by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $3.59 - $6.62
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16859
      GM Original Equipment™ Starter Solenoid by ACDelco®. 1 Piece. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $41.15 - $42.29
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16924
      Starter Solenoid by Motorcraft®. Motorcraft starter solenoid are designed for maximum performance and durability.
      Direct OEM replacementMeets strict Ford Motor Company standards
      $24.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn530633
      Starter Splash Shield by Auto Metal Direct®. The restoration experts at Auto Metal Direct manufacture correct OE-quality replacement parts that will help you restore your vehicle to its original condition. Authentic look, precise...
      Direct fit replacementMade according to OE specs
      $80.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp24785
      Starter Solenoid by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $13.67 - $49.36
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1741899595
      Starter Brush Holder by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $5.63
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn960064
      Starter Coil Set by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $41.78
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp57094
      Starter Switch by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $17.68 - $40.65
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1741896740
      Starter Armature Bearing by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $8.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn920299
      Starter Armature by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $44.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1003726
      Starter Solenoid Switch by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $36.34
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn919338
      Starter Brush by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $10.45
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn972692
      Starter Drive Assembly by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $17.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn972705
      Starter Drive Housing by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $20.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1741899330
      Starter Field Coil Set by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $50.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1741899479
      Starter Brush Holder Assembly by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $20.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp16030
      Starter Drive by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $19.30 - $65.33
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1741899321
      Starter Brush Kit by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $5.63
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp95301
      Clutch Starter Safety Switch by Dorman®. Clutch Starter Safety Switches prevents power from the starter unless the clutch is fully engaged. Our Clutch Start Safety Switches are constructed of high quality materials for durability.
      No special tools required for installationEasy to install
      $74.95 - $148.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp6957
      Starter Rebuild Kit by Dorman®. Dorman’s Starter Motor Repair Kit is engineered for affordability and convenience. It includes everything necessary for a complete repair.
      Restores Starter Motor to proper performanceManufacturing materials include durable copper, steel and rubber
      $12.41
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1170800346
      Starter Screening Plate by Genuine®. Do you hear nothing but “click, click” when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      $25.52
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp16910
      Starter Contact Set by Genuine®. Do you hear nothing but “click, click” when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you’re located
      $13.93 - $30.59
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn63955
      Starter Solenoid by Goodmark®. Fender Mounted. Some other restoration sheet metal companies may carry popular panels like hoods, fenders and quarter panels, but far too often they come up empty when you need supporting parts like...
      Faithful reproduction of the original partHighest quality sheet metal parts available
      $10.57
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp26553
      Starter Solenoid by New Era®. Do you hear nothing but “click, click” when you turn the key? Is the BATTERY dash light on? Your vehicle is in need of engine electrical system repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersFast shipping; 1-2 day delivery time regardless of where you're located
      $43.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1223118
      Starter Coil Field by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fir. 5 Year Limited Warranty. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid,...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $43.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19769
      Starter Drive by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid, causing the starter drive to engage...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $17.86 - $61.38
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19461
      Brush Set by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid, causing the starter drive to engage the...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $2.42 - $9.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1223117
      Starter Points Set by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fir. 5 Year Limited Warranty. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid,...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $8.92
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp43137
      Repair Replacement Starter Brush Holder by Omix-ADA®. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid, causing the starter...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $19.79
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19733
      Starter Cable by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. 5 Year Limited Warranty. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft during the engine starting process. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid,...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $22.77 - $28.86
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19765
      Starter Solenoid by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid, causing the starter drive to...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $14.86 - $58.64
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19770
      Starter End Housing by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid, causing the starter drive to...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $24.43 - $24.66
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp19771
      Starter Armature by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. The starter is an electric motor that turns the crankshaft when the engine is started. When the ignition key is turned, power goes to the starter solenoid, causing the starter drive to...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $0.88 - $47.18




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    Inside the starter case is a rotating armature surrounded by case-mounted field coils or permanent magnets. At the front of the armature shaft are the brushes and commutator, and at the rear is the starter drive. When current is applied to the field coils and armature, electromagnetic principles force the armature to rotate, which in turn rotates the starter drive. In a gear reduction starter, the armature engages the drive via a reduction gear.

    The solenoid is activated by the starter control circuit that begins at the ignition switch and includes the starter relay and safety switch, which prevents the engine from starting with the vehicle in gear. Automatic transmission vehicles have a neutral safety switch and a clutch switch is used with manual transmissions. When the ignition key is turned to START, the solenoid not only energizes the starter motor, it also engages the starter drive gear with the engine flywheel or flexplate ring gear. An overrunning clutch disengages the drive from the ring gear when the engine starts.

    We offer both brand new and remanufactured starters from the most well-known and respected names in the automotive electrical parts industry. Every starter meets or exceeds original equipment specifications for starting system performance. All are designed to be direct replacements, and will mount to your engine and connect to the electrical system in the same manner as your original starter. Whether new or remanufactured, only premium quality components are used during assembly, and each starter is thoroughly tested to ensure peak performance and long term durability.

    In addition to complete starters, we offer starter repair parts like brush sets and rebuild kits, and other starting system components including solenoids and starter drives. While external solenoids that are mounted to the starter case are more common, some systems use a remote solenoid, usually mounted on the fender well near the battery. A positive engagement starter, which uses the shunt coil windings in the starter to engage the starter drive, is used with a remote solenoid. With our selection of parts, you can save money by servicing only what needs to be repaired, instead of having to replace the entire assembly.

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