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This is basically a rant against FCP Euro.

What was basically a two hour job has turned into a two week job because of them.

They have sent me two effed up SR441x starters. The only good thing is they have some sort of a return policy.

It's just frustrating now. I guess I'm putting them on the "never use these people" list along with 2002ad.

Sinceriously,

Frustrated in NOLA

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Whats happened with the two starters? I think FCP just sells product, they are not re/manufacturing, right?

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thats why sometimes its better to go to your local parts house for some stuff. . No work ? Plop it back on their counter.

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I'm not sure exactly. I assume they aren't remanufacturing it themselves (they just sell broken parts). On both the starter drive gear didn't engage.

I really want to do this upgrade but I also want my car to run. Ive stooped to purchasing an auto zone starter just to get out back on the road.

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thats why sometimes its better to go to your local parts house for some stuff. . No work ? Plop it back on their counter.

True dat. I couldn't find anyone in town that had one in stock so I'd had to order one anyway...

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I used Autozone M3 starter, can't remember the price, returned my old starter as a core for $90 and got a lifetime warranty. What do you think they did with the old 02 starter, is it worth $90 in scrap?

Don

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I used Autozone M3 starter, can't remember the price, returned my old starter as a core for $90 and got a lifetime warranty. What do you think they did with the old 02 starter, is it worth $90 in scrap?

Don

Which MP3 starter did you get?

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As the euro mans says check both spade tips

Hmm... This may be my problem. I was told that I could convert the original spade tip to a U-shape connection. And that the U-connection could be attached to the screw sticking out between the two spades.

Is this not correct? I guess I could convert it back to the spade connection. I figured changing to the U-shape would be a more secure connection also...

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it is not how it is connected, it is where the connections are being made. see the pic in the thread i posted that was found with search on "s14 and starter and wiring"

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Did you try both spade posts? One works as expected, one just spins the motor.

uh, I've done this, too...

t

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