How hard is it to replace the starter on a 1995 Altima?
I located the starter under the engine to the left of the oil filter. Access from underneath looks like a real bear. I know you can access the mounting bolts from the top if you remove the air intake but the starter itself is accessible only from the underside.
My concern is being able to get the new one in place from underneath. I don't want to get the old one out and not be able to get the new one installed.
Anyone out there have any pearls of wisom/experience they can share?
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Well i dont think you would have to much of a problem with this one. you would have to access it from the bottem of car where you would have more room to work. you said you can access the mounting bolts. wheather from the top or bottem which ever is easier. only other thing is to disconnect the wiring harness. the new one will go in the same way the old one came out and just as easy. it may be a tight fit, but you can wiggle it around and line it up without hurting it. and to anwser your question about the access under the car here is a link with pictures of the under side of the car and starter. hope this info helps, comment back if you have a question. and trust me, its easier than it looks, if you dont mind getting dirty and have the patience :-) http://www.autozone.com/addVehicleId,1763502/initialAction,repairGuide/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800a9da7
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Laying under car it is on the left of the motor. you have to remove the plastic cover on undercarriage then you can access the oil filter and the oil plug. Standing in front of car it is on the right. only access is from underneath
It will be on the lower left rear side of the engine next to the oil pan. You will have to crawl under to see it. I found out the oil filter is located under a splash cover right behind the bumper,It says "oil filter access panel.
First, you will need to get underneath the truck and locate the oil pan. Turn and remove the bolt on the oil pan to release the oil (use a container to catch the old oil) Now, climb underneath the driver's side of the vehicle, beneath the engine, and locate the oil filter. The filter is a cylinder approximately six inches in length which extends from the side of the engine. Remove the oil filter and then replace it with a brand new one. After all of the oil has drained out, tighten the bolt and the locate the oil cap and remove it. Now add five quarts of oil into the engine
You have to raise the vehicle. Depending on the engine type, the starter/solenoid assembly may be mounted above the transaxle, or below the intake manifold. If you don't have any problems, it shouldn't take more than an hour.
HELLO THIS WOULD BE EASIER TO TAKE IT OUT FROM THE BOTTOM I REMOVED ONE FROM MY MOTHERS CAR AND IS WAS REALLY NOT TO BAD IT WILL TAKE A LITTLE TIME ABOUT 45 MINUTES JUST BE PATIENCE BUT YOU WILL GET IT NOW ONCE YOU HAVE IT LOOSE AND READY TO TAKE OUT YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE IT AROUND A LITTLE SO IT WILL DROP DOWN YOU WILL HAVE TO WATCH FOR WIRES AND THE WIRE HARNESS NOW PUTTING IT BACK IN JUST MOVE THE STARTER AROUND A LITTLE BIT IN BETWEEN THE WIRE HARNESS AND OR WIRES AND IT WILL GO IN PLACE AND THEN BOLT IT UP