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Are the oem starters Denso or no

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Pucks18, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    I'm sure you guys have seen me post before. Ill keep it short. Looking at the starter of my 01 tundra with 130k miles, it says W.P.S on the starter, and the starter is completely white, not grey like the traditional yota starters which are oem. Does this mean i have an aftermarket starter? Wps and under it says "world power system". It seems to me its aftermarket, which is suprising considering the fact its only got 130k miles! Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    I can only comment on the starter for the 3UZ-FE from my 2001 LS430 I had. That was a Denso unit and I installed a rebuilt Denso. I would assume they would be the same, as most of the electrical stuff Toyota uses is Denso.
    That sounds like an aftermarket starter that has failed.

    Seems like low mileage for a starter failure...?
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    @N84434 yes seems like very low mileage
     
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    I would guess someone misdiagnosed a starting problem and replaced it for no reason. Very low mileage for an OEM starter to fail.
     
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    Yes. Denso!
     
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    Yep denso, and don’t get a rebuilt just fork out the money for a new unit.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    @Filthyphil thanks, but what are u referring to when ur talking about dont rebuild and to get a new unit? Little confused to what ur talking about
     
  8. Feb 23, 2020 at 11:17 AM
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    Re read your post I thought you said you were looking into getting a new starter
    For your truck not that your just questioning the starter that’s on it haha.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    @Filthyphil just went through buying a rebuilt and had it installed only to have it go bad on him. He had to do it all over again but we helped him spend his money and got him into a Heavy Duty OEM Denso (they made two for our truck a regular duty and HD depending on your package). His starts are quicker than ever. :yes:
     
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