I have found the starter, but do not know how to remove it. both cables have been removed. I have found what i think is one of the two bolts, but it has some sort of plastic cover near it preventing it's removal. i can not find the other bolt. I have changed many a starter in my time, but need a little help on this one. Thank you.
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Re: 95 buick lesabre starter removal
Have you tried a thin wall socket like Snap-on makes, I changed a starter on a 91 3.8 and remember the cover, but seem to remember the socket was the key. What is the cover? is it the flywheel dust shield?
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disconnect battery first. safely lift and support vehicle. remove lower coverand flywheel cover. remove cable and wires at starter. becareful
of other wires and sensors during removal, unbolt to mounting bolts
remove starter from engine.
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Yes, you are probably right about the spacer or shim. A salvage yard should have lots of them for little or nothing. When you remove the starter for the spacer, check the drive gear end of the starter for severe wear. If it is chewed off very bad, have a new drive gear put on, or replace the starter.
Remove negative battery cable.
Remove wires at starter-the big cable at starter, and the wire or wires at the solenoid on the starter. Use a 10 mm socket or wrench to remove the little plastic shield covering starter where it mates to transaxle. Sometimes there's a brace on front of starter that also needs removing. Use a 15 mm socket to remove two starter bolts from bottom of starter up into engine block. Starter is free now, and can be tipped, twisted, or turned for removal from engine area. How you manage to get it out from the area is how the new one goes in for mounting it up. Reverse process to install. If old starter had a shim between starter base and the block, be sure and install that, too.
For 1995 Buick Century the
starter is located in the front of the engine near the transmission
To remove, disconnect the battery negative, mark and note where the different wires go on the starter terminals,
remove the wiring from the starter, then remove 2 x 14mm bolts that
hold the stater in place, slide the starter out an down, reverse to
Hope this helps (remmeber to rate and comment this answer).
The starter is on the front of the engine, towards the transmission. There are only two bolts and two nuts that hold it in.
The nuts hold two wires to the starter, one is connected to the positive battery terminal, the other is to engage the starter solenoid.
First disconnect the positive main wire at the battery. Then, remove the large and small nuts holding both wires onto the starter. Be careful, since the large nut is copper and easy to strip.
There is a black plastic cover that goes behind the starter between the engine and transmission and may interfere with removal. There are three screws that hold it on. There are two that are easily seen on the larger portion, and one hidden very near to the front of the starter. It might be hard to see without a flashlight.
After removing the plastic cover, you should be able to loosen and remove the two large bolts holding the starter in.
Hope this helps, if you have any questions post again!
Hello Bellamy. When removing starter, note if any shims are used between the starter
and mounting surface. If shims are found, reinstall in original
locations.If starter is noisy during cranking, remove one .015 inch
double shim or add one .015 inch single shim to the outer bolt. If
starter makes a high pitched whine after engine start, add .015 inch
double shims until noise ceases.
Disconnect battery ground cable and raise and support vehicle.
Remove starter braces, shields or other components that may hinder
removal. Support starter and remove mounting bolts.
Lower starter and disconnect solenoid wires and battery cable. Remove starter from vehicle. Reverse procedure to install.
There you are, remember to use safety glasses to keep your vision protected. Use proper safety stands and wheel chocks to support the vehicle while under it.
No photo. But jack ukp the car locate the starter, but first remove the neg terminal from the battery. You will see two bolts holding the starter on. Remove these. Remove the battery wires from the starter and replace new one.