PMGR starters are a lot better than the older direct drive starters, but there is something a lot better than them. Ford originally made the PMGR, now they are made Visteon (off shore), so you cant buy one made in North America (small shops like mine still make them, but we and others are small). But even when Ford made the starter, they had major issues with them on FedEx trucks. They would not last 90Days on average.look up "PMGR Starter" that's the only way to go with these trucks, as I feel ya on the starter issue, i have gone through dozens of starters for my truck over the years, i always buy junkyard starters for 10 bucks a pop, since new ones cost over 150 and i have never had luck with them lasting. the pmgr starters are the next gen starters used in 92 to 96 models i believe. gear reduction FTW.