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How to replace the starter for a 95 buick lesabre

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Be sure to disconnect the battery first. There are HOT wires connected to the starter. Disconnect three wires and two mounting bolts. It can be difficult to reach a wrench in there.

The new starter will come with shims, thin strips of metal. These are for getting the right distance between the starter gear and the flywheel. Hopefully you won't need them. But if the new starter is noisy when mounted, shim it some.

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Here's how:

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. If necessary for access, remove the splash shield.
  4. If equipped, unfasten the flywheel inspection cover bolts and remove the cover.
  5. Label and detach the electrical connectors from the starter.

Fig. 2: Unfasten the starter motor electrical connections. You may want to tag them first to avoid confusion



Fig. 3: Exploded view of the starter motor electrical connections



  1. It may allow more room it you remove the right side cooling fan.
  2. Remove the starter-to-engine bolts, then carefully lower the starter from the vehicle.

Fig. 4: The starter is attached to the engine with 2 mounting bolts



Fig. 5: Unfasten the front mounting bolt and remove any necessary shims, noting their locations for installation



Fig. 6: Unfasten the long starter mounting bolt, then remove the starter motor from the vehicle


Before installing the starter motor, make sure the electrical terminals are secure by tightening the nuts next to the cap on the solenoid battery terminal and on the "S" terminal. If these terminals are not tight in the solenoid cap, the cap may be damaged during installation of the electrical connections and cause premature starter failure.

Fig. 7: Exploded view of the starter motor mounting - 1987-97 vehicles


To install:
Note the location of any shims so they may be replaced in the same positions upon installation.

  1. Place the starter in position, then install the starter-to-engine bolts and tighten to 1 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  2. Attach the electrical connectors to the starter, as tagged during removal. Tighten as follows:
    1. Tighten the nut on the solenoid battery terminal to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
    2. On the SD-250 and SD-255 models, tighten the nut on the "S" terminal to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
  3. If removed, install the flywheel inspection cover and secure with the retaining bolts. Tighten the flywheel cover bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  4. If removed, install the splash shield.
  5. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.


SOLENOID REPLACEMENT

  1. Remove the starter, as outlined earlier in this section.
  2. Remove the screw from the field strap at the rear of the starter.
  3. Remove the 2 bolts holding the solenoid to the starter.
  4. Rotate the solenoid 90 degrees and remove it from the starter. Be aware that there is a large spring behind the solenoid.
To install:

  1. Push solenoid and spring onto starter and rotate into position.
  2. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 60 inch. lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  3. Install screw to field strap and tighten the retaining screw to 75 inch lbs. (8.5 Nm).
  4. Install the starter, as outlined earlier in this section.

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Jack up car disconnect battery starter is bellow the front exhaust manifold close to transmission there my be a plastic dust sheild around the one end if it hasn't been tossed already discoonect wires remove the 2 bolts that hold it to the motor reverse steps to reinstall you may have to shim the new starter instructions for this should come with new starter (shims dont normaly come with the starter you have to get them seperatly) let me know how you make out

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