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What makes you think the starter is bad first? Could be just the solenoid, a dirty bendix, allot of issues possible.

I assume you need a step by step......

Regardless if it is the 2.8L/3.1L or 3800 engine:

  1. Remove Postive Battery cable.
  2. Jack vehicle up and secure safely
  3. Remove plastic or Tin shield surrounding starter (start is located at very front of engine accesible from underneath tucked close to oil pan) The shield more than likely has 10mm bolts holding it to the transmisson (if still present)
  4. Remove the 8mm bolt at the starter solenoid it should be a purple wire
  5. Remove the 13mm or 15mm nut on the back of the starter solenoid with the 4gauge wire that runs to the battery there will be 2 or 3 other wires that are on this same post. Make sure they ALL go back on, and that the battery cable goes on first with the install of starter.
  6. Remove the two 15mm bolts that run vertically. Note if any shims are present, re use them.
  7. Rinse and repeat to install new starter, I would put some contact or di-electric grease on all your connections to insure good connections down the road.

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