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Part #: XD257

XDP HD Gear Reduction Starter (New) Wrinkle Black XD257

Vehicle Fitment:
1994-2002 Dodge 5.9L Diesel | See full application list below
Part #: XD257
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You can rely on the XDP HD Gear Reduction Starter (New) Wrinkle Black XD257 to get your 1994-2002 Dodge 5.9L Diesel 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 faster, more efficient motor that draws less amperage. The Gear Reduction Design produces more torque than a factory unit. Each starter comes pre-tested, ready for installation and features a durable "Wrinkle Black" finish for corrosion resistance and aesthetics. 

  • 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.

Disclaimer: XDP is in no way affiliated with Cummins or any of its subsidiaries or related companies, and that Cummins has not authorized the sale of any of XDP's parts, and has not tested or approved any of XDP’s parts for use in genuine Cummins brand products.

Vehicle Fitment

1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9


  • MFG. Number XD257
  • Manufacturer Name XDP
  • Shipping Weight 18.00 lb.
  • Shipping Length 13 in.
  • Shipping Width 9 in.
  • Shipping Height 9 in.
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • UPC 857062006552
  • Warranty Info 1 Year / Unlimited Mileage
  • Prop 65 Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm -
  • Cross Reference # 3935888
  • Internal L31R31


★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.8/5 Stars out of 27 Reviews
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XDP HD Gear Reduction Starter (New) Wrinkle Black XD257
Best starter I have ever had on my 1998.5 Dodge Ram 2500, 24 valve Diesel engine. This mounts perfectly into the the original starter position. The starter is faster at engaging and turning the flywheel as soon as I hit the key (almost too fast). I have installed this starter during the winter months and have not had one slow start in below freezing temperatures. I would recommend this starter to anyone, and I am more than confident this will be the last starter I purchase for my 300,000 mile Dodge Ram original configuration truck.
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XDP starter and new bolts
Awesome starter, worth the extra 100 bucks vs buying one from auto-zone. Nice and quiet, truck fires right up!
Verified Buyer
Great starter
I have a 2001 5.9 Cummins. I have gone through starters about every 6 years. I purchased the the XD257 Starter because I have given up on starters from auto part stores. Yes they work for a while, but that's all I can say. This starter spins quicker and drains less out of the battery. So far very good. I would purchase this again.
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