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Easy way to replace starter on 97 blazer s10

Can we change it without taking a motor mount loose and jacking up the motor?

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    Greg Margossian May 11, 2010

    Is the truck a blazer or s10 and is it 2WD or 4WD? Also, please post back with the engine size. Thanks.
    Greg


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I need to change the starter on a 97 Blazer s10 4wd . it a v6 vortex engine. What is the esiest way without jacking up the engine.

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Instructions on how to change a starter on a 1992 chevy s10 blazer 4.3z engine v6


The positive doesn't even need to be disconnected. That should be the 'negative' terminal that you disconnect first, not the 'positive' one. The negative terminal is safe to accidentally ground your tool, but if you ground your tool disconnecting the positive terminal you can damage your battery, tool, or even injure yourself.

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Be careful to not upset you vehicle! Push on either side and the front or rear to make sure that it's secure before crawling underneath.

Have a light source ready. From underneath, lift the end of the starter up and away from the oil pan, the other end should come out the of the bell housing. Now for the tricky part, either end can come out but it comes out like puzzle piece, if you take out the motor end first start out vertical until it stops then move until it's closer to horizontal. It's very tight but it will come out.

Installing I could not just reverse my instructions so I put the driver side in first and it just plopped right in. There was no skill in getting it out or putting it back in, just luck, it's that tight.

Hook up your terminals on the starter with the solenoid orientated to the bottom, rotate to proper orientation then place in the bell housing. Start your two vertical bolts, and now you're on easy street.

My opinion of these design is low. It's a lot of work to change the starter on this unit. Good luck to anyone reading this!

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