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How to change the starter

What is the best way to change the starter/ how long do I need?

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I dont know what kind of vehicle you are talking about but if you are somewhat mechanically inclined they are usually very easy to remove. couple bolts and two or three wires to disconnect. depending on where your started is located, it can take ten minutes or even hours if you have to remove other parts to get to it

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