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PA Performance Starter (79-95 5.0L)

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    Features & Details

    • 100% New
    • Includes Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty
    • Direct Replacement
    • Smaller Size, More Power
    • Fits 1975 to 1995 5.0 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. The PA Performance Starter Motor is smaller in size, but has a larger output than the stock unit it replaces.

    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 for the 1975-1995 5.0 Mustangs.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Details

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    Does it require you to drop the header or is it small enough to fit right in place?


    • You will not need to remove the header in order to install the PA Performance Starter.


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    Does this come with the solenoid?


    • The PA Performance Starter does come with the solenoid.


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    I have a 1995 GT and it's an automatic transmission. I saw in one of the answers you guys mentioned different bolts and what not. WIth this product fit on my auto???


    • The PA Performance Starter will fit both Manual and Automatic Mustangs from 1979-1995 equipped with the 5.0L

      Rob D

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    will the pa mini starter work with 351 windsor


    • Hi, This PA Performance Starter is only for the 79-95 5.0L

      Chris J

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    Does this work on a 157 tooth or 164 tooth flex plate?


    • I changed from a 164 to a 157 on my manual transmission 1964. Because I have a 157 I needed to order the starter for an AUTOMATIC transmisssion, The 157 flex plate is positioned/recessed 3/8 inch deeper compared to the 164 so you need the AUTOMATIC starter. All of these starters bolt up to every tranny, with either 3 bolt (AUTO) or 2 bolts (MANUAL). But the "AUTO" started protrudes 3/8 deeper. No one told me this so I have ordered 3 different starters until I figured this out. good luck


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    Do I still use the starter solenoid on the fender?? The pa starter has a built in solenoid???


    • The "starter solenoid" is attached to the starter. What you see on the fender is the starter relay, and yes you need to keep it.


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    Customer Reviews (52) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      March 15, 2018

      great starter

      great starter just wish it wasn't so hard to install on a fox body. not product fault ford's fault


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      February 01, 2018

      1988 Ford Mustang GT starter problem

      I have a 1988 5.0 gt Mustang and it was real hard for original started to turn the motor over sometimes it wouldn't even do it and I got this PA starter and it turns it over just fine so I'm real happy with it


      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      January 08, 2018


      Great part works really good easy to install it's smaller than stock


      Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      September 21, 2017

      Compact starter

      Perfect experience, from order to shipping and from install to performance.


      Year: 1990 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      September 17, 2017

      Pa Performance mini starter

      Quality product. Works extremely well in my Mustang. Very competitively priced. Would definitely recommend this product.


      Year: 1990 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      September 05, 2017

      Starts like new!

      Starts up great, and definitely a little smaller than the OEM starter from the 86


      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      June 28, 2017

      PA Performance Starter

      What amazing upgrade! Just pulled out my factory start on a 95 GT Mustang. With this upgrade, she starts up like a brand new car. What a difference. Highly recommend. TONY from VA


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 25, 2017

      Restoring a Cobra replica w/5.0L Ford engine

      Stock starter wore out. American muscle helped me select a replacement. The PA Performance starter was a perfect fit, easy hookup and works great. Very satisfied with the product.


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 20, 2017

      Pa performance starter

      Awesome product my car starts stronger and faster than ever thank American muscle.


      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      April 01, 2017

      Starter install

      It was fairly easy to install direct swap from factory car starts up so easy highly recommend great part ❤️❤️


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 21, 2017

      Great upgrade

      I didn't realize how sluggish the old starter was until this one was installed! Turnover is hyperspeed, and it was a super easy install after taking off the almost 30 year old starter.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 14, 2017

      Starter fitment

      Starter was just what I needed for my long tube headers.


      Year: 1982 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      December 07, 2016


      This just what my high comp 418 needed, works fantastic


      Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra R

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    • 5/5

      November 09, 2016

      Quality starter.

      Pa performance takes top notch to the next level. Very detailed instructions. Easy to install. Comes with everything you need to install. I would recommend any pa performance products. American muscle had this starter on my door step the next day.


      Year: 1992 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      August 24, 2016

      Starts up every time

      My old starter was failing when I ordered this one, luckily I got this in when the old one died. Replacing it was straight forward. Plenty of wiring diagrams out there as well as the instructions that came with it. Starts right up every time and gives it that beautiful sound.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 01, 2016

      PA Performance Starter

      Installed a PA Performance Starter after experiencing heat sync problems with long tube heaters. Car cranks so much better and I am very happy with this upgrade to my 91 mustang Gt Thanks American Muscle. Kenny G.


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 13, 2016

      Best product

      Had problems with my old mini starter and decided to go with this pa performance one and now car starts up all the time and fast. Great product


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 10, 2016

      Heavy modified 89 lx

      I was having slow starting when engine got hot but install a pa performance starter problems went away


      Year: 1989 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      July 06, 2016

      Great product

      It was a breeze to install, and my car starts now! Everything fits like it shoud have and it grabs the flywheel great.


      Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 07, 2016

      Performance. starter

      PA. Got. It. Right. With. This. Item. Excellent. Quality. And. Design. Installs. Easy


      Year: 1979 Submodel: Other

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