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How hard is it to change the starter motor in a 1997 malibu

What steps do you need to take to pull the starter

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  • Terrie Cooley
    Terrie Cooley Nov 22, 2008

    there is nothing more difficult then any other starter correct?

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For what it would cost, may just as well take it to a shop! But if you want to. Remove the negative battery cable, jack the car up, support the car with timber or propper stands. Then deal with the starters bolts. Frankster016

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c52c9ec.jpg Fig. 1 Remove the starter terminal cover


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34cb6ab.jpg Fig. 3 If equipped, remove the ground cable retaining nut from the stud and remove the ground cable

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  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the starter terminal cover.
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  5. Disconnect the solenoid S terminal connector, if equipped with a starter mounted solenoid.

To disconnect the hard-shell connector from the solenoid S terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off; do not pull on the wire. Pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and S terminal.
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