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Can't find the starter motor on a 94 Isuzu Trooper. Trying to clean battery connections or replace starter motor, but i can't find it!

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Started located right below the drivers side exhaust manifold where the down pipe attaches. You will have to remove most of the exhaust system from the catalytic converter forward to get ot it. this is not a job for the faint hearted or Sunday mechanic. Make sure you spray the bolts on the exhaust system and be prepaired for bolts to break off.

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The starter is under the engine on the right hand side (looking from the front), below the exhaust manifold and above the front axle.
It is held on by two downward facing bolts.
Very hard to access - I have yet to find a way of getting it out even with the exhaust section removed.

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Follow the positive battery wire, the red one, and it will lead you to the starter.  It will be much dirtier than this, but this is what you are looking for[]

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    The alternator on my 1992 Isuzu Trooper fried (green smoke pouring out), changed the alternator, charged the battery, checked all fuses; still no power, car will not start (no clicking sound, absolutly...

    do the head lights work????????that is first
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    fuses blew.
    easy peasy japaneezy
    or worse,there is always that.?

    elaborations. pretending HL work.
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    Could be one of two things.

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