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What is the best way to get to the top bolt on a starter Saturn sl1 92

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From under the car with a 6" long ext. and a deep socket

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SOURCE: 1995 (X300) Jaguar XJ6 Starter Replacement

Remove the windshield wiper motor for access to the top bolt. Use a 13mm dogbone with a pipe or similar for leverage.They used locktite on the bolts,so it's a bear to get loose. This job is a real P.I.T.A. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 93 saturn twin cam starter removal

Top bolt is almost dirrectly above bottom bolt but,toward engine about 1 inch. slip 13mm.socket with enstention behind starter solenoid ,you have to fish for this bolt.Very hard if you do not have a rack,We always remove it from bottom.

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SOURCE: hi,I have a 98 saturn, I got underneath car and

you have to use an extension for the upper bolt


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what model and year is your car

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08 saturn vue 2.4 L starter swap.. What is missing everywhere is how to find and/or remove the top bolt. everything else you can figure out just by looking ..even with a mirror I did not find it...

Is this what you have? And a problem with top bolt? Sometimes I use a mirror and a flashlite together to see into hard to get at places. You shine the flashlite into the mirror and it reflects the lite into the dark spot.
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I have a 1993 saturn station wagon with a 4 cylinder. I need to remove the starter for replacement what is the easiest way to do this?

Hello, Disconnect the negative battery cable with a wrench. (2)Lift the front of your Saturn with a floor jack. Position two jack stands under the front end and lower the vehicle onto them(3)Find the starter at the rear of the engine where it couples with the transmission. It is a cylindrical component about 7 inches in length and 4 inches in diameter. The starter solenoid, a smaller cylindrical component, mounts on top of the starter. Pull off the pin holding the shield to the starter solenoid with a pair of slip-joint pliers and remove the shield.(4)Spray the electrical and cable connections at the back of the starter solenoid with penetrating oil. This will help the retaining nuts release easier.(5)Unfasten the retaining nuts securing the battery cable and electrical connectors to the back of the starter solenoid using a wrench.Put on your safety goggles and crawl under your Saturn. Unfasten the lower starter mounting bolt with a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. Remove the upper starter mounting bolt with an obstruction wrench. If you cannot reach the upper bolt from underneath, try reaching the bolt through the opening on the intake manifold support bracket.6)Unfasten the bolt holding the rear starter bracket to the engine using a wrench, if your starter has this bracket (not all 1993 Saturns do)(7)Remove the starter from the engine compartment.

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On the back of the engine, underneath the intake manifold. It is bolted into the bell housing so its orientation is left to right with the exposed gear being inserted into the bell housing so as to interact with the teeth of the flywheel. Has a thick cable from the battery bolted to the top of it. Go and look on ebay for saturn starters. Once you know what it looks like, it will jump right out at you. It is a ***** to replace, in case you are considering that. Access to starter and mounting bolts are the problem. Like every starter I have ever seen it has just two bolts, and the electrical connections.

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Install a starter 1999 Saturn SL2

to the back of your engine is the old starter.. Unbolt it (remember where the bolts are.. 2 the side of it.. Remove wires and connect it to new one.. Bolt starter back up..

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How do i put a starter in a 1998 saturn sl

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93 saturn twin cam starter removal

Top bolt is almost dirrectly above bottom bolt but,toward engine about 1 inch. slip 13mm.socket with enstention behind starter solenoid ,you have to fish for this bolt.Very hard if you do not have a rack,We always remove it from bottom.

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I need to know where the starter is located

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Trying to remove the starter on a 1991 SaturnSL

no there is not a special tool need more info go to for more
1991 Saturn SL L4-1.9L DOHC VIN 7 Vehicle Level a_003366.gif Starting and Charging a_003366.gif Starting System a_003366.gif Starter Motor arrow1.gif Service and Repair arrow2.gif blnk_spc.gif Service and Repair Notes
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove air inlet tube and fresh air hose, on DOHC models, lift resonator upward to disengage from engine support bracket.
  3. Remove upper starter attaching bolt through access hole near intake manifold support bracket.
  4. Raise and support vehicle.
  5. Using suitable pliers, remove starter shield pin, then lift shield upward to release from solenoid.
  6. Disconnect starter electrical connectors and position aside.
  7. Remove lower starter attaching bolt.
  8. Remove rear starter support bracket attaching bolt.
  9. Rotate starter until bracket clears axle shaft support bracket, pull rearward toward lefthand side of vehicle to remove.
  10. Reverse procedure to install. Torque starter attaching bolts to 26 ft. lbs., starter bracket bolts to 22 ft. lbs. and starter solenoid terminal to 3 ft. lbs.

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