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PA Performance Starter (96-04 4.6L)

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  • MPN# 1799

  • Market Price $155.99
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  • 100% New
  • Includes Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty
  • Direct Replacement
  • No Modifications Required
  • Fits 1996 to 2004 4.6L Mustangs
100% New. This High Torque Mustang Starter is 100% Brand New, not re-manufactured like other companies sell and is tested at the time of assembly.

Peace of Mind. Why waste your time and money rebuilding your starter motor again and again when it will only fail, replace it with a brand new high torque starter that includes a Limited Lifetime Warranty directly from PA Performance for peace of mind.

Fitment. The PA Performance Starter Motor is a direct replacement with no modifications required to be installed in a 1996-2004 4.6 Mustang. You can also check out any AmericanMuscle Mustang Starter that is currently in stock.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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  • (1) Starter
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits 4.6L V8's Only

Most Helpful Reviews

96 Mustang GT

First performace starter I ever bought in my life. Definatly different. Very quiet compared to stock. You can tell its got tourqe becasue it's faster then the OEM. When the engine is warm, one crank and ...

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One thing i noticed that helped is having the wheels turned far to the right. Once thats done and the car is elevated you can easily locate the top starter motor screw with a ratchet and two 10" extentions. ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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this starter fit in my mustang 3.8 2000


  • HI, This PA Performance Starter will only work with 1996-2004 4.6L GT, Bullitt, Mach 1, and Cobra Mustangs

    Chris J

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Overall Rating 4.9

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  • 5/5

    January 18, 2011

    96 Mustang GT

    First performace starter I ever bought in my life. Definatly different. Very quiet compared to stock. You can tell its got tourqe becasue it's faster then the OEM. When the engine is warm, one crank and its on. Hopefully it will last a while. Very tricky to get in my 96 GT. I didnt have enough room to use jack stands; the K-member undernieth was RIGHT in the way!. I also read alot of forums on other sites stating that guys are not putting the top bolt in. Well take the extra 30 min screwing around with it and do it right. It's tough, but it can be done. I live in Canada. Ordered Mon afternoon, was at my door wed afternoon. Unbelievable. Thanks AM

    Nick M

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6) (0)

  • 5/5

    April 10, 2011

    Install trick

    One thing i noticed that helped is having the wheels turned far to the right. Once thats done and the car is elevated you can easily locate the top starter motor screw with a ratchet and two 10" extentions. The angle you take is from the front just between the front bumper and and front right wheel


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (7) (2)

  • 5/5

    October 04, 2012


    I love this starter. My 96 mustang fires right up. Makes it feel like a new car. I would recommend this starter to anyone looking to upgrade. The stock starter is trash.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4) (0)

  • 5/5

    May 27, 2012

    Better Than OEM - Half the Price

    I was looking for a replacement starter for my 2001 4.6L Mustang GT. Priced a "New" Bosch and MotorCraft at a local parts supplier that were twice the price. Same price as rebuilt starter but better Quality with a Lifetime Warranty. Free Shipping and received it in 2 days. High Torque Starter turns over with ease. This one is a no brainer !!!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Lambertville, Michigan

    Helpful (4) (0)

  • 5/5

    February 18, 2013

    PA Performance Starter

    Finally got that 3rd pesky bolt out after working on the thing for about 3 hours and waiting for the cold weather to ease up. For anyone who has to replace their starter, Have fun your first time. I reseached online for the easiest way. You would be able to change it in under a half hour once you figure it out. Starter cranks and starts faster than stock. And fits great. Hope it lasts for the life of the car.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Pennsylvania, USA

    Helpful (4) (1)

  • 5/5

    June 13, 2013

    Smaller yet stronger

    Just replaced my original factory starter in my '99 Mustang Cobra SVT with this high torque starter. It turns the motor over quickly and strong. Considering I just had $7,000 worth of driveline upgrades and everything is new and tight, this high torque model is NOT struggling. The smaller housing also made installation easier and freed up some room underneath for some future long tube headers!


    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra Ft. Myers, Florida

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 28, 2012

    Great Starter "

    This starter is a really good starter and you will not go wrong in installing it on your 4.6L for sure .


    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Raleigh, NC, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 03, 2012

    One crank and boom goes the dynamite

    Great product! Did a engine build and decided to upgrade and this works perfect! Came with everything needed and bolted right in with longtube headers too. Its alot quieter and turns my stang over with almost a dead battery on one crank! Great quality and wont have to worry about changing it out. Highly recommended and at a great price.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    February 21, 2012

    better than oem

    replaced the starter on my 96 cobra with an oem replacement. it seemed fairly weak when starting and eventually quit working a few days later. i bought this one and installed it as soon as i got it. its brand new, not remanufactured and it works perfectly. better than any oem remanufactured starter out there. also, i left the top bolt off as many have suggested and no issues. highly recommend this starter.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Virginia Beach, Va.

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 05, 2012

    love this starter

    bought this item to replace the factory starter on my 97 mustang gt. it took probably about 30-45mins to remove and install the new starter and once everything was done she started right up when i turned the key. No hesitation what so ever highly recommended.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT West Chester, PA, USA

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    October 08, 2013

    Powerful Starter!

    This starter is everything is says it is...If you are unsure about it, don't be...most companies are using these on their modular motors. Great starter! Sounds great every time the ignition is turned!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Winchester, VA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    September 10, 2013

    PA Performance Starter

    I like this starter. It fits just like the factory starter and it is a quality part. The PA Starter cranks over much stronger than the 80K mile factory starter. I would have no problem making this purchase again.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra Atlanta, GA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    January 01, 2013

    Worked as a new starter should

    Received the product in a couples days... Took about 20 mins to install and worked the first time the key was turned. Starter worked as a new starter should.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 4/5

    September 11, 2012

    does the job perfectly

    Hard to remove the top bolt on my mach, need special tools: flexible and various extentions for your rachets. Lift is a must also.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Fountain, CO 80817, USA

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  • 5/5

    July 21, 2010

    great buy!



    Helpful (2) (2)

  • 5/5

    March 25, 2010

    Starter Review

    Great producted. The only complant I have is that the plate that the 12V turn on wire connects too was alittle loose and would rattle when starting. Nothing alittle bit of solder couldn't fix. Other then that it has no trouble starting my 11:1 compression 4.6 and is suprisingly quite.


    Helpful (5) (7)

  • 4/5

    July 28, 2016


    Good starter for the price took 30 min to install. Definitely recommend it


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 24, 2016

    Great starter great price

    I bought this starter to replace my old stock starter it was a better price than at local auto parts store and is actually new not remanufactured !! Well worth it!


    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 20, 2016

    Great starter

    My stock starter went out and bought this because of the reviews on it. It's a great starter easy to install only had to modify the ground cable slightly but this thing starts right up first time every time.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 06, 2015




    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA

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