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What is the process to remove the starter from 1996 Lexus LX450. I tried, but could not get a wrench or socket on the nut nor was I able to unplug the connections. I am assuming my problem is the starter. Once in a while I get a click when I turn the ignition switch. I eliminated the battery as the problem by replacing the battery and once we putt booster cables on when this problem occured. I als gives a different sound when the gear shift is in one of the drive positions. I am thinking that the back of the egine my have to be droped to get at the starter. did not want to try this without asking. So far repeated turns eventually starts (as many as fifty). Cold weather does not seem to affect as it worked fine this week when the temperature was in the 20's. I have not been able to determine if this model has a remote solenoid. If so and I nderstand the function of the remote solenoid is the provide a boosted current to the starter. It does not appear to have a remote solenoid, bur if I am wrong that is an easy replacement.

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The starter is easily accessed from the drivers side wheel well. turn the wheel all the way to the right and move the plastic piece . the top bolt is right there. the bottom is accessed from underneith. make sure to take the positive cable off battery before removing starter there is one nut and a sensor plug in. the top faces the front and the bottom faces back. not very hard at all just did mine last week took about an hour 14mm is the bolt size if i remmember right

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Actually you have to access the starter from the top. the starter is located in the valley under the intake manifold. once you get the manifold off the starter is easy change, the difficult part of this job is disassembly and re-assembly without breaking anything and not leaving anything unplugged or connected during re-assembly.

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Here's the procedure on how to replace/remove the starter.

#1
Loosen the negative battery terminal on the car and pull the terminal away from the battery. Place the wheel chocks behind the rear tires.

#2
Jack the car using the automobile jack and place a jack stand under the frame near the jacking point. Raise the jack stand to the frame.

#3
Remove the three bolts that hold the starter to the engine using a socket and ratchet. Remove the starter away from the engine so you can gain access to the wires.

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Remove the main wire from the starter using a wrench to remove the nut and then unplug the wire harness.

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Pull the old starter away from the engine and put the new one into place. Reconnect the wires by plugging the wiring harness back in and securing the main wire back to the post, tightening the nut with a wrench.

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