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Starter not turing engine

It's very cold in Michigan.
Yesterday I turned the key, engine turned over several time but didn't catch and start. Tried key again, "Brum brum brum *grind* ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz"

I need a diagram of where the starter is and what not.

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  • bshafto42 Feb 06, 2009

    I know where it 'should' be, can't find it. I've changed starters on all my Chrysler and Fords. This is the first GM I've owned that required work.





    I've only had a limited amount of time which is why I asked if anybody could point me to an online diagram I could look at, like a Chiltons sort of thing.



    Thanks for the tips

  • bshafto42 Feb 07, 2009

    We live in Oscoda MI.

    The nearest Autozone is 65 minutes away.



    Battery is new, I bought it Thursday.

    I know that it's normally located near the fly wheel. I cannot find it. This car is funky.

  • Rob Richards May 11, 2010

    It's usually located where the engine and trans are connected low on the engine. You can see it from under the car easier than on top with most engines. If your going to change out the starter be sure to disconnect the negative battery terminal first. The big wire going to the starter is hot.

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Mine did the same thing i found the starter but vary hard to get to and get off cant see it from the top but when you get under it you can see it prity good. lol. its hard from the top. but i had to jak it up and put it on ramps. get one bolet from the top and one from the bottom.

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First of all make sure the battery is fully charged and to answer your question the starter is normally located on the side of the engine near the flywheel but if you stop by AutoZone they will print you out a diagram for free

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