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1999 saturn positive starter cable

Is replacing the positive starter cable a do it yourself job

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  • dscarpa58 Oct 26, 2008

    I read somewhere that the starter was under the exhaust manifold, and that it would probably have to be taken down to get to the starter, is that correct?



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Yes this is a relatively easy job to do as long as you pay close attention to how the wires come off of the starter and put them on the same way. remember that if you have a anttheft code for your stereo that you have the code to put it back in as your battery will be dis-connected. good luck and remember to take the time to rate this comment.

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  • Fred Kenmuir Oct 26, 2008

    I am not 100% on that, your best bet would be to lift the car up high enough to get under and take a look at it as for sometimes you can undo the wires without any problem. just be sure the car is blocked properly and you dis-connect from the battery before you dis-connect from the starter.



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