Re: Where is the starter located and what tool are...
You have to look with a flash light depending on the vehicle, go under the vehicle and look left to the right of the bottom of the engine and you should see a elongated part no bigger than 12 inches(smaller) and it will have no more than three wires with a smaller cylinder attacked to it. most of the time there will be 3 bolts or nuts holding it on. tools= socket set; standard for domestic vehicles and metric for import vehicles, open end wrenches and wire cutters(just in case). most of the time on domestic cars you will use a size of 1/2 to 9/16 for you tools. start with disconnecting the battery then remove the starter. when putting the new one on just turn the teeth on the starter to line up with the wheel in the engine, you will see that when you remove the old starter. splice the new power wire if needed for the power, a new wire should come with the new starter if it is needed. hook the battery back up and enjoy!
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Disconnect the negative battery cable, unplug the smal wire from the starter, remove the nut that holds the large wire to the starter. Remove the two bolts that hold the starter to the transmission.
It's a pretty simple job and only requires basic hand tools.
Since the motor is located at a lower point in the engine it will require that you JACK up the vehicle so that you can access the starter motor. It is important that you must be able to work in such postion with the tools to remove the two bolts that are bolted on the starter. You will need socket spanners/ box tools to remove the bolts.
The Crank shift sensor is located in front of the motor in between the intake manifold and oil filter housing, nest to the knock sensor. Look on side cylinder block beside starter.you have to remove the starter to remove the crankshaft sensor.
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On Lexus ls 400 the starter is located underneath the manifold of intake. The intake manifold has to be removed to replace the starter.The intake manifold located on the top, left side of the engine from the front, along with the hoses, wires and tubes connected to the manifold.Mark each connections before disconnecting.This will help you while reconnecting.The starter is fitted by bolts.Remove the bolts and detach electrical cables on starter.Remove starter from engine compartment.Then re-fit the new starter in reverse as you removed the old starter.Its not very easy job.You will require proper tools to do this.This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Between the engine and transmission is the location of the starter, on the outside of them. Basic tools to remove the bolts holding it and the electrical connectors need to be disconnected. Purchase a repair manual for details as this is a decent job.
starters seem difficult, but can be accomplish relatively quickly. there friendly because you don't have to worry about belts and gaskets. My assumption here is that you know you need to replace the starter and you know where the starter is located.
first disconnect negative battery cable.
On the starter you will need to disconnect power and ground. then you can pull the bolts and remove the bad starter. Installation is reverse of course. Once installed and secure, always double check the gound connection. reconnect battery and off ya go. Time should 45ish minutes.
disconnect ground cable make sure the radio is turn off so you wont lose code.raise support front of car.you need a floor jack.for A3 engine.place a piece of wood on floor jack saddle .place floor jack under the engine oil pan.slightly raise engine just a little bit to take load off engine mount.the starter and engine uses same bolts removes bolts .remove starter label wires remove postive battery cable.from starter .the 010 transaxle engines remove bracket that support starter to engine remove starter bolts support starter then remove it.on vechicle with manual transmission the bushing where starter fits into bell housing should be replaced besure to get a bushing removing tool.