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First, pull off the negative battery connection to avoid sparks or blown fuses.
Then remove the electrical connections from the starter. The big cable connection and the small wire to starter solenoid.
Now you can remove the starter mounting bolts. Some cars have 3 mount bolts, most have two. Watch for spacers or shims when you are pulling the bolts and removing the starter. With the bolts removed, the starter should be free to come out. Put in your new one and hook everything back up. Reconnect the negative battery post.

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