Starter?

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Just had to replace the starter in my Crown Vic. What's the estimated life span for these? I average starting it around 3-4 times a day if that makes a difference. Thank you in advance!
 
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I had a 94 Lincoln Town Car (which iirc had the same starter as your Crown Vic), and when I sold it with 162k miles, it was still running the original starter. Now I've got a '03 Town Car, with 142k on it, and it also is still running the factory starter. So I'd say they're pretty stout, from my experience.
 

Xman77

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Cool, thank you. Yeah, if its orig I definitely got my money's worth and have no complaints! Btw, I'm from Charlotte and never heard of Pink Hill. If I had to guess, near Asheville?
 
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 Originally Posted By: Xman77
Cool, thank you. Yeah, if its orig I definitely got my money's worth and have no complaints! Btw, I'm from Charlotte and never heard of Pink Hill. If I had to guess, near Asheville?
You're welcome... as far as where Pink Hill is, we're a little further east than Asheville, being between Greenville and Wilmington, lol.
 
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There's no such thing called "Estimate" on starter life, for there are a few factors that will shorten their service life: - frequent cranking (starting) -high viscosity oil cranking in extremely cold temperature - short trips (frequent starting) -engine out of tune (requires longer crankind duration) -heat (yes, starter is afraid of heat) -build quality Good 4 u if you get 136 kmiles out of your crown vic's starter. Q.
 
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I have over 170K KM (Over 100K Miles) on my Santa Fe and I drive 8-10 hours a day for my job and probably start the engine about 7-8 times a day and have been for the past 3 years and it's fine... That's over 7,000 Starts in brutally cold and hot humid summers. I guess it's more luck of the draw than anything else... \:\!
 
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Still on my original at 220k miles in my Integra (100 miles daily commute, and 900 miles SF/LA round trip every other week for about 4 years, so minimal starting) But in my corolla it lasted only 70k miles with less then 4 miles a day.
 
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I'd say a lot of times it isn't how many miles that are on the vehicle as how many times the starter was used. You can use a starter as much in 100000 miles as you can in 200000.
 
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