Ford Explorer Base
Is the starter an interchangeable part? Comparable
to other late 90s models?
Usually might even be interchangeable with early 2000s model
This, of course, is if the engines are the same. A starter for a 6 cylinder may not have the power to spin a V8 engine. Also, the mounting may be different.
If you really want to know look up the part on a car parts website and note which models, years and engines it is listed for.