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Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:05 pm
by whiteretta
My 1 year warranty starter I purchased back in 2011 finally failed me, so... Now that I know they'll fit... Time to upgrade!

I couldn't believe the weight difference... 10x easier to install, and I like not seeing that big bulky brick underneath my front header.

I just wanted to post this for anyone that's still using the older design and is considering switching, a nice visual aid always helps.

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Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:16 pm
by Asylum
Starter technology has come a long way since our cars were built.

The ECO starter I put on my Quad weighed a 1/4 of the original and starts the car so much quicker.

Bolts right on.

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:49 am
by 1988GTU
I remember going to the yard way back in the day to JUST get a 'mini' -gear reduction- starter for the 2.8L.

Oh man, where has the time gone! lol

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:03 pm
by Money pit Beretta
Been thinking about getting one. Damn hard for me to get rid of one that still works. Also I hope to get a 3400 engine with low miles somewhere, so then I'll get the starter with it(lol).

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:08 pm
by whiteretta
Might as well wait then if you already plan to swap!

I love this new starter, good improvement over what was on it...

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:15 pm
by Money pit Beretta
If you see one with low miles out there PM me. Then I will just have to find someone to put it in.

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:17 pm
by whiteretta
There are a few in my area for $300 - $500 complete with 100k - 135k on them. I've considered getting one and just dropping it in mine, my 3400 has some internal issues.

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:16 am
by SummitBalt08
I got a 3.5 vvt starter from a 07 Impala on my 3500. Much smaller than the 3400 starter and sounds nice when starting the car lol

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:41 pm
by whiteretta
Love those mini starters! They do sound a lot better!

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 3:51 pm
by 90GTZHO
I bought a starter for an 02 Grand Am 3400 and never had any issuea with it. Are you guys saying the newer starters are even better still?

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:00 pm
by 3X00-Modified
SummitBalt08 wrote:I got a 3.5 vvt starter from a 07 Impala on my 3500. Much smaller than the 3400 starter and sounds nice when starting the car lol

sounds like a 3500 starter is smaller... that's nuts.

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 7:18 am
by bonecrrusher
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Assuming this photo for a 3500 starter is correct - it looks like Solenoid is longer then the magnet/brushes housing!

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:53 am
by ifixalot
Been thinking of getting a new starter just because my car has 147K on it.
Got a part number or year and make of car that is a fit for my 96 Z-26 V6?

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:16 am
by 3X00-Modified
This whole thread is about 3400 and 3500 starters with many listings for years and applications... just read the thread.

Re: Finally upgraded to a 3400 starter!

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:51 pm
by ifixalot
Well maybe it's obvious to you and those talking about it but I've read the thread twice and I don't see
any make model and year. If you ever searched for anything on Ebay, you might find if you are not specific,
you get all kinds of stuff that just contains certain keywords. If I go to Rock auto, they ask make model and year.
I looked for regular starters and it seems a 94 3100 starter doesn't work for 96 but then maybe those Ebay cross reference guides aren't so accurate. Soemone said a 3.5 vvt starter from an 07 impala but at Ebay I get listing for
starters for Hondas, Toyotas etc.
So if I search for 2007 Impala starter I get the following.
So will any of these would work?
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... r&_sacat=0