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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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IMO OEM if your pocket book can afford it.
If on a budget i agree with MDK210, get the reman with the best warranty.

A starter will typically last long if there are not long cranks to get the engine started or long cranks for troubling shooting engine problems.
My XJ still has the original starter with almost 360K miles on it.
Yep, just barely touching the key starts the engine up.

Brush wear and its worn particle artifacts clog up the works resulting in typical starter failures.
The 'bendix' solenoid is another but lesser starter failure.
I've rebuilt starters in the past by cleaning out the innerds and installing new brushes.
Cheap DIY fix.
 
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