New Astro mini starters better?

New Astro mini starters better?

Postby deleteitall [OP] » July 16th 2013, 12:08am

Time to replace my original 185K mile starter before it leaves me stranded somewhere. ACDelco website and Amazon lists 3 starter models for my 1997 Astro:

ACDelco Original Equipment 323-485 (remanufactured)
ACDelco Professional 336-1910A (remanufactured)
ACDelco Professional 337-1022 (new)

I am thinking the first is exactly like the original starter on my Astro. The last one is smaller according to reviewers on Amazon - is this what they call a "mini starter"? Any experience with these newer smaller starters over the larger original starters?
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Re: New Astro mini starters better?

Postby 1998kingbong » July 16th 2013, 3:45am

I like the mini way better. Not sure they will fit the astro, big improvement
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Re: New Astro mini starters better?

Postby deleteitall [OP] » July 16th 2013, 8:29pm

I'll probably just get the small one, if not just for the fact that getting that stupid coolant drain bolt out of the engine block might be easier next time.
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Re: New Astro mini starters better?

Postby Drummernaut » July 16th 2013, 8:51pm

I have had bad luck with mini and standard size stock chevy starters. There was a week when I went through three starters, one oem remanufactured, one oem new and one CSI(don't use this company) Not to mention the other oem chevy starters I had problems with.

I switch to using proform and have had no problems at all.

http://www.proformparts.com/product-exe ... ory_id/268
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