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Changing the starter solenoid on a 2000 Pontiac Montana

I need to replace the starter solenoid on my 2000 Pontiac Montana. Anyone know how this is done? It does not look easy to get at!!


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  • onehanker May 12, 2009

    Thanks, for the info tse22.

    new starter solenoid was 14 bucks, I can see the solenoid and the starter, just looks hard to get at. I'll let you know how I make out.


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On your van the solenoid is attached to the starter. If you can get a solenoid separate (i don't know if you can) then you will need to take the starter off and remove the solenoid (2 screws holding it on) and the wires (on red and one black i believe) pay attention to which wire goes where because you don't want to reverse it on the new solenoid.

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