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anyone else had problems with autozone. i purchased one from them and it would drag and cause my starter relay to melt. then i exchanged it and that one worked for a while til the front bolts in the faceplate of the starter came out. replaced that one and it worked fine for about a week and then the bendix wouldnt engage it would just make a whirring sound. all my cables are new so is the starter relay and the battery is a 1000 cranking amp unit. is it just poor quality parts or do i have something wrong with my car. motor is a fresh 390gt and tranny is a good toploader. flywheel is in great shape.
 

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I installed an Autozone starter in my car about 3 weeks ago for my 289 and haven't had a problem. Nor have I had problems in the past with their rebuilt units.

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A lot of Autozone's stuff that is remanufactured, like starters, is total crap - I went thru 3 different clutch master cylinders from them once for my Jeep before finding out that it was the cylinders they were giving me that were tore up (couldn't figure out why I couldn't get all the air out of the system). Same thing happened to me with my coupe on the brake master cylinder. I have had 2 different Autozone starters tear up on my van before I got this one from Advance Auto (no problems so far, over 2 years).

Their new stuff is usually OK but I don't buy anything that's been reman'd from them.

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I had major probs with an autozone starter two weeks ago. Caused my bendix to not engage and and once it did engage it sometimes would not disengage chewing up my nice new B&M flexplate. Caused the car to stall in heavy traffic once and I could not get the thing to restart because it wouldn't engage then finally did and wouldn't disengage. Really weird probs. I replaced it with a good one from a local shop no probs.
 

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I have an AutoZone starter in my '66 coupe. It's been in just over 2 years no with no problem. I think it was new, though, and not rebuilt.

Do you have full length headers? My '68 Cougar and my old '66 coupe used to burn up starters regularly because of the full length headers. No problems with that now with the JBA shorties.

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AutoZone doesn't sell new starters. Every one is a rebuilt Duralast unit. I've found them to all be pretty good pieces. I handle the everyday in fact /forums/images/icons/wink.gif. A lot of other reman'd stuff from AutoZoo is poor quality though. BUT, the Duralast stuff is pretty good. If you ever have a problem, yank it and go swap it. Normally, no questions are asked. If a customer is not satisfied with one of our products I gladly swap them for another and if the problem continues, refund the money.

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I burned out 3 of their solenoids and a couple of their starters. I finally upgraded to the lifetime warranty heavy duty starter. The funny thing is that it hasn't missed a lick in over a year(darn it, LOL).


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PURCHASED AUTOZONE STARTER FOR MY '69 SPORTROOF, 302. IT WOULD NOT WORK OUT OF THE BOX!!!
AFTER ALSO REPLACING RELAY AND ALL WIRES, I RETURNED STARTER, AND BOUGHT A ANOTHER UNIT FROM NATIONAL AUTO PARTS. IT WORKED FINE. I STAY AWAY FROM THEM ON THOSE TYPE PARTS.
 
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