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1990 Nissan Pathfinder starter issues

I need to remove the starter from my pathfinder but have no idea how to do that. I can't tell where the wires connect to it. Can someone please guide me to where the wires are connected and how to take them off without killing my truck?

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    how to remove starte im unfamilar with doing it



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MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY FIRST! The starter is mounted on the right lower side of the engine. If you have a 4X4 it will be much tougher to get to. The wire are mounted on the top on the starter. There is one small wire that simply clips on and then there is the big fat battery cable that is held on with a 12mm nut.

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    also replace the inhibitor relay for automatic or the interlock relay for standards



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I need bolt specs (thread pattern diameter length ect.) for the starter and bell housing for a 1990 nissan pathfinder 3.0 v6 5 speed.

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Where is the starter located on a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder FWD

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Get a chilton manual online if you a DIYer and it will save you time and money..Basic step by step-Remove postive batt cable. locate starter, obtain new starter to see location of mounting bolts,remove starter mounting bolts,remove wires firrst if accessable if not starter will lower when mount bolts out ,then remove wires noting where they go. hookup wires and replace in reverse. note:some can be hard to get to-always handy to refer to a manual Good luck..oh replace positive cable when aal is tight and right...

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