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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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    5 Top Rated Questions

    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

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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

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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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    4 More Questions
    Do I still use the starter solenoid on the fender?? The pa starter has a built in solenoid??? 1 answer
    Heat? Was just wondering if this was considered a "mini" starter and dealt well with LT header heat been searching for a good starter for when mine finally decides to go and I'd ideally like to only remove the header once to get the job done!! Thanks Pasquale 2 answers
    Will this starter fit if I have a tko 600 trans? 1 answer
    Will the Starter fit on an AODE Automatic Equipped 94 GT ? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (62) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 5

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      August 31, 2018

      You need this Starter.

      I had severe heat sink issues with stock starters which caused hot start issues. After doing my homework I decided to purchase this product. Let me be clear, THIS IS THE BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT ON THIS CAR! My Mustang is a 1986 and is highly modified. The Long tube Headers caused the old Starter alot of problems. This product came well packaged with excellent instructions. It is small, light weight and very well constructed. I couldn't be more pleased with ease of installation and ESPECIALLY how well it works. Quiet and powerful and not a single hard start issue. I rarely post reviews so this is something special.


      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      August 27, 2018

      Best starter ever

      What a big difference this little guy makes!!!!! My car starts great every time even when warm, and I live in Arizona where it's 117 .... If you're thinking about getting it do it... Easy install also!!!!!! Very happy thanks!!!!!!


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 24, 2018

      Starts right up!

      Starts right up! Nice machinery! Quality looks great too!


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 29, 2018

      Great Starter!!

      Great price for this starter. Had an older mini starter that was giving me problems and this one was the solution. No more hard starts!


      Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 27, 2018

      PA Performance Starter

      The PA performance Starter is an awesome upgrade from the original starter. My 1990 mustang starts right up without struggling.


      Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 08, 2018

      Start up my life

      This is a great performing starter! Lights it up fast! Highly recommend it!


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 30, 2018

      Great Quality

      I had trouble with the OEM 5.0 starter so I picked one of these up and it fired right up. I run mid length headers in my 66 and this starter fit with no issues I would definitely recommend it.


      Year: 1992 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 11, 2018

      Great starter!

      Perfect fit, and high quality part. Had it replaced in less than a half hour.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 16, 2018

      Good price and good quality

      Installed this starter after my stock decided to break. Cranked the engine over with no problem even after a hot day of cruising around. Will buy again if needed.


      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      April 02, 2018

      Works great! Used on a 393ci 10.5:1 CR

      Tried using, the stock starter on a freshly built 393 with 10.5:1 compression ratio and it would only turn the engine over (struggling each time) two or three times then it would lock up. Swapped in this starter, all those problems went away. Starts right up now, very fast, no issues. Easy swap.


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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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