• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

Starter solenoid advice?


mtnrgr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2007
Messages
411
Reaction score
428
Points
93
Location
California
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
3.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
6" Skyjacker, with 1.5" coil spacers, custom radius arms, custom traction bars
Tire Size
31x10.50
My credo
Lord God is my guardian
Need some assistance on a good quality replacement for a solenoid replacement. Have checked around and different parts and prices, what is considered being a good part and not cheap China crap?

This is for the original starter from 94..had a complete rebuild on it 2017 in San Diego. Where I live now, I checked and the guy doesn't use quality parts. I called ford and it's not available. The solenoid recently gave out, I installed my spare from a 97 3.0 ranger I've had for years. That starter is also an original Motorcraft part.

Really don't wanna buy a used jy starter as I wouldn't know the condition or time frame of it lasting.

Any help is always appreciated.
 


rusty ol ranger

2.9 Mafia-Don
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
12,904
Reaction score
8,056
Points
113
Location
Michigan
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
177 CID
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
You get what you pay for.

But unfourantly any part, regardless of name or price...is going to be of shitty chinese quality espicially for stuff thats 25-30+ yrs old
 

RobbieD

2.9l Mafia
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
4,134
Reaction score
3,803
Points
113
Location
Georgia
Vehicle Year
1984,1990,1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
Toonces drives a Ranger . . . . just not very well.

mtnrgr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2007
Messages
411
Reaction score
428
Points
93
Location
California
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
3.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
6" Skyjacker, with 1.5" coil spacers, custom radius arms, custom traction bars
Tire Size
31x10.50
My credo
Lord God is my guardian
Have looked for Motorcraft as it's always my first choice of parts, that's what I have always used on my ranger. Those starters are obsolete thru ford. Not even rockauto has any Motorcraft starters nor does oriellys have them available. I checked and researched and none are to be found. It's either get a aftermarket part for it or find a used one from the jy.
 

lil_Blue_Ford

Cut & Weld
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
8,564
Reaction score
6,633
Points
113
Location
Butler, PA, USSA
Vehicle Year
00
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0l
Transmission
Automatic
Total Drop
4”
Original parts are getting really hard to come by anymore, a lot of stuff has been discontinued for years. Aftermarket and even rebuild parts now typically are crap quality and most come from China. It’s a crap shoot really. I’ve pretty much given up hunting obsolete parts and just gone to buying “lifetime” warranty stuff from Autozone. Things like starters and alternators I usually have them throw it on their test machine and test it right out of the box because sometimes they fail right out of the box and on the test machine. When it dies on the vehicle, I just take it back and tell them to give me a new one.
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Today's birthdays

Member & Vendor Upgrades

For a small yearly donation, you can support this forum and receive a 'Supporting Member' banner, or become a 'Supporting Vendor' and promote your products here. Click the banner to find out how.

Latest posts

Truck of The Month


TexasDuck66
July Truck of The Month

Recently Featured

Want to see your truck here? Share your photos and details in the forum.

Follow TRS On Instagram

TRS Events

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Check Out The TRS Store


Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Sponsored Ad


Amazon Deals

Top