XDP Xtreme Diesel Performance | SKU: XD253

Gear Reduction Starter 94-03 Ford 7.3L Wrinkle Black XD253 XDP

Regular price $299.95

You can rely on the XDP Wrinkle Black HD Gear Reduction Starter XD253 to get your 1994-2003 Ford 7.3L Powerstroke running in the most extreme environments. XDP's HD Gear Reduction Starters are faster, stronger, and more durable than your factory starter. This gives you the ability to turn over even the most aggressive diesel engines.

XDP's HD Gear Reduction Starters feature a smaller motor that is faster, more efficient, and draws less amperage. The Gear Reduction Design produces more torque than a factory unit, at about a third of the size.

This not only reduces weight, but also makes a more compact design for easier installation. Each starter comes pre-tested, ready for installation and features a durable Wrinkle Black finish for corrosion resistance and aesthetics. Includes adapter plate and mounting bolts.


  • HD Gear Reduction Design
  • Wrinkle Black Finish
  • Increased Durability
  • 1-Year Warranty

Tech Notes:
Depending on the conditions, a starter can pull up to 500 amps. These levels of amperage stress ALL components in the circuit including cables, terminals, batteries, and more. Problems with these components can be difficult to diagnose as they appear fine at rest and under a light load, but generate high resistance under heavy amperage draws. This results in low voltage to the starter while cranking, causing heavier amperage draw, and increased heat leading to starter failure.

Batteries, cables and additional components should be checked and serviced regularly. Voltage measured at the starter during cranking should always be above 11V DC. Starter heat shields are not required, but are an excellent idea for heat protection.

Power Stroke 7.3L
  • 1994 1996 Ford F-250 XL
  • 1994 1996 Ford F-250 XLT
  • 1994 1997 Ford F-350 XL
  • 1994 1997 Ford F-350 XLT
  • 1995 1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer
  • 1995 1996 Ford F-250 Eddie Bauer
  • 1995 1996 Ford F-250 Special
  • 1995 1996 Ford F-350 Special
  • 1997 1997 Ford F-350

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.