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Which brand starter?

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I'm outfitting my middle aged '02 Taurus with a new starter and need some advice on what brand starter to get. I'm tempted to get this reman Motorcraft, the fourth one down in the orange remanufactured section.

 

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For $123 that seems reasonable for a OE reman. If not this one I'll probably be going for a reman of another brand so why not go OE?

The other reman options I'm seeing at the car stores are...
Napa brand
Bosch
Denso
Driveworks at Advance
Carquest
Duralast
Valucraft
Ultima
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Should I go with the Motorcraft or one of these? $123 sounds almost too good although I really don't know.

 

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Most likely  nearly all, if not all of those starter "brands" are actually  built  by  one manufacturer and just sold under the company  names.

You'd be amazed if you found out  how many   Ford , GM   and  Chrysler  are shared with one another  and  Japanese or Korean makes;  especially in  accessory parts  like starters , alternators and other electronics . Many driveline parts  are also  shared. I'd go with the least expensive starter offered.

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@davefrombc I agree, there are only a few re-builders out there. In most cases you are getting new brushes, bearings, and sometimes new regulator if not external and solenoid. 

@bradleyheathhays I would go with one of the new choices from rockauto

 

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