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I'm getting readsy to replace the starter on my 02 Tahoe LT 5.3l Flex Fuel. I got a starter from Advance Auto but I want to get some reviews about this brand. If it absolutely sucks then I'll return it, but if it will do then I'll install it.

 

The starter is from ToughOne. It's a rebuild. Anyone ever hear about these guys??

 

My other option is to get one from the internet. The brand I keep coming across is Replacement and Powermasters. The price difference for all these is significant, so any info on these would be appreciated, especially ToughOne which is the one I got from Advance Auto.

Here is the site with 2 of the brands.

http://www.autopartsdeal.com/catalog...294962955+9248

BTW, I tried to google ToughOne and got nothing, which is not a good sign in my book.

 

 

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This is a brand page for the TOUGH ONE trademark by ADVANCE AUTO INNOVATIONS, LLC in Roanoke, VA, 24012.

I believe they still carry some kind of a warranty, 1 year perhaps..

 

Tough One Established in May 29 2012(Registered) according to a google search

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This is a brand page for the TOUGH ONE trademark by ADVANCE AUTO INNOVATIONS, LLC in Roanoke, VA, 24012.

I believe they still carry some kind of a warranty, 1 year perhaps..

 

Tough One Established in May 29 2012(Registered) according to a google search

Scooby

 

 

Good info thanks.

 

Well on the recommendation of someone I found a new ACDelco starter at RockAuto and paid the same price for this one rebuilt. So as usual, reaching out to the community help me out a lot.

 

R.

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While waiting for things to get here, I went ahead and starter to look around at the wiring of this whole starter issue.

In hopes of being proactive last night I looked at the starting system electical chart and with a little research i decided to check as many electical connectors as I could.

 

With the help of my dremel, some electical connector cleaning spray and a little elbo grease, I took apart and cleaned the battery connectors, the junction box cables, possitive and ground , the ground to the alternator and to the chassis, as well as the fuses and relays in the fuse box. I even sprayed some cleaner in the ignition. Some of the connections had some corrosion others looked ok. But it doesn't take much to lose enough power to have issues.

 

This also brought up a question. i really wanted to remove the wiring to the starter and the solenoid but I dont' see how I can get that off without removing the starter first and them manipulating it in such a way to have better access to those nuts. Is that right, for my 02 tahoe, do i need to remove the starter before I can get the wires off??

 

In the end after putting everything back together, the truck started right up. I'm not holding my breath, but stranger things have happened if this little cleaning session ends up correcting this issue.

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I also bought a NAPA starter...I got the new one , not a rebuilt one...It was expensive but iam going to keep this truck for a long time... My old starter would hang up and grind the flyweel for a second or two before disengaging. The new starter was not cheap, around $200 if i remember ....Good to know it has a lifetime warranty

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