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2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter #4655068 02/03/18 05:31 PM
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2002 Chevy Silverado

Need a new starter from a reputable manufacture

Any recommendations is greatly appreciated.

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New lifetime warranty Remy: $95 at RockAuto. New Remy Starter Motor

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Nothing from anywhere outside the country. They're ALL trash.

See if someone local still rebuilds with quality parts. Take yours in and swap for one of those.


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Re: 2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter [Re: Gito] #4655120 02/03/18 06:38 PM
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Better yet, get your original rebuilt and reinstall it. No fitment headaches that way.

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Well first time my original starter went out I sent it out to a reputable shop to get rebuilt. Failed within 4 years.
I have a lifetime warranty on it but need to find the receipt or they will not honor it.

Re: 2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter [Re: Gito] #4655206 02/03/18 08:27 PM
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4 years out of a decent rebuild or 4 months out of a Chinese or Mexican unit? I know which one I would have.


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Re: 2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter [Re: Gito] #4655324 02/03/18 10:24 PM
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ACDelco 12617229 GM Original Equipment Starter..... HERE

Solenoid Pigtail (Metripack/sealed)..... HERE

Optional Starter Heat Sheild..... HERE

You will need 3 bolts to mount the heat shield to the stater......M5x0.8mm-10mm long.

This is a brand new GM Original Equipment starter for 2010-2015 Camaros. It will fit your 2002 5.3L by simply splicing the above pigtail to you solenoid wire. I recommend the Heat Shield but it's not mandatory.


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Re: 2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter [Re: Gito] #4660504 02/09/18 12:00 AM
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Replaced starter and problem solved.
Was not able to find receipt for lifetime warranty so I had to suck it up and buy a starter from Auto-zone.
Hoping it will last a few years.

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Originally Posted By: Gito

Was not able to find receipt for lifetime warranty so I had to suck it up and buy a starter from Auto-zone.


Did you buy new or rebuilt? Just for the sake of being curious here, but did your rebuilder guarantee that the whole starter would be good for a lifetime or ONLY WHAT THEY ORIGINALLY REPAIRED?
Seems a lot of shops have a way of sidestepping the lifetime warranty.
The wiring and insulation on any starter or alternator is affected by heat. While I'm all in favor of rebuilding the OEM starter/alternator, chances are it won't last as long the second time around.
Edit: Saw in your original post you wanted it new.

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Re: 2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter [Re: Gito] #4661492 02/10/18 12:15 AM
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It's been years, but I have always rebuilt my own starters. And, if I were to buy from a local parts store it would be NAPA. Online, ROCK AUTO.


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Re: 2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter [Re: Kruse] #4661681 02/10/18 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: Gito

Was not able to find receipt for lifetime warranty so I had to suck it up and buy a starter from Auto-zone.


Did you buy new or rebuilt? Just for the sake of being curious here, but did your rebuilder guarantee that the whole starter would be good for a lifetime or ONLY WHAT THEY ORIGINALLY REPAIRED?
Seems a lot of shops have a way of sidestepping the lifetime warranty.
The wiring and insulation on any starter or alternator is affected by heat. While I'm all in favor of rebuilding the OEM starter/alternator, chances are it won't last as long the second time around.
Edit: Saw in your original post you wanted it new.


Rebuilder of the original OEM starter stressed that need receipt to honor lifetime warranty.
Couldn't find receipt so I had to buy a new starter at Auto-zone. Napa was closed (Sunday) and needed my truck by Monday.
AutoZ did tell me that if the starter went bad on me that I could return it for a full refund within one year.
I hesitated but then AutoZ is local so I took it because of convenience and because I had no other choice (on a Sunday).

The reputable starter/generator rebuilder in my book is no different than AutoZ. The starter didn't last very long.
I'm starting to believe that most rebuilders also sell junk, just like most stores.

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find yourself a local shop that rebuilds.. most do it for less than the price of a cheap replacement, and do it better.. if you have a spare car, id go that route.


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Re: 2002 Silverado 5.3 Starter [Re: OtisBlkR1] #4661822 02/10/18 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: OtisBlkR1
find yourself a local shop that rebuilds.. most do it for less than the price of a cheap replacement, and do it better.. if you have a spare car, id go that route.

This is a good route to go as well.
My dad owns an 06 LTC. The alternator went out and he had a local shop that only rebuilds starters and alternators, rebuild his. That was almost 4 years ago. Rebuild, remove and install, $150+tax.


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Did you get the Duralast Gold new starter? I have seen them and cant say anything bad about the fit and finish of them and they seem to last okay.
I suspect they come from the same company who makes them for Remy, Car Quest, Cardone select and probably quite a few others worldwide.
Like it or not (I don't but I live with it) the Chicoms are owning this manufacturing game and doing a better job of it all the time.

I bought some Dorman (God forbid) non sealed hubs for a VW that only needed to last a year for a rat, year 3 is coming up and they look like new inc the tone ring. This is a high precision part with close tolerances and requires fine machining.
OE is $185 per side the Chicom under $16 and the cheap SOB is very good no debate, its still true and rust free in the salt belt.


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Originally Posted By: Trav
Did you get the Duralast Gold new starter? I have seen them and cant say anything bad about the fit and finish of them and they seem to last okay.
I suspect they come from the same company who makes them for Remy, Car Quest, Cardone select and probably quite a few others worldwide.
Like it or not (I don't but I live with it) the Chicoms are owning this manufacturing game and doing a better job of it all the time.

I bought some Dorman (God forbid) non sealed hubs for a VW that only needed to last a year for a rat, year 3 is coming up and they look like new inc the tone ring. This is a high precision part with close tolerances and requires fine machining.
OE is $185 per side the Chicom under $16 and the cheap SOB is very good no debate, its still true and rust free in the salt belt.

Christmas Eve 2010, I had gone to AZ to buy a bottle of #9 Meguiars swirl remover for a job I was doing on the side. I get in my truck to leave, turn the key, NOTHING! I had to put out $111 for a DURALAST battery. It lasted until 2014. It had a 5 yr. warranty. The one they installed currently (NO CHARGE) only has a 3 yr. warranty and is still going. But, I'm sure its day is coming, soon!


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