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Putting in a starter on a 1996 grand am

Do you have to take out the intake to put the starter back in

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  • frkick Oct 16, 2008

    do you have to pull the intake to put in a starter on a 1996 pontiac grand am

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I am not sure what motor you have but on my 3.1 in my 97 all you have to do is pull the little black plastic cover and it will come out the bottom

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