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I have to change my starter, is it too hard for a novice on a 4x4? also,where exactly is it located and what does it look like?

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It is not hard for a novice to do it, first you need to remove the lead from the battery so you will not cause a short cut. Than you have to remove the plastic or metal sump cover/guard so you will see your engine from underneath. Usually the starter motor in Japanese cars is situated in front but some have it in the rear of engine. A starter if it is original Denso looks like the one on website http://www.allproducts.com/manufacture98/antony/17-starter_motor-l.jpg. But if it was replaced might look like this http://www.allproducts.com/manufacture98/antony/18-starter_motor-l.jpg. Anyway most of the times 99% the leads are same for all starters so you just need to remove them from the old one, untight it from the block put the new one in, put the leads back on the new starter, make sure everything is tight but not overtighten, than put the leads back on the battery and start your engine:) Remember not to mixup the wires, most of teh times it is not possible because of different sizes but be careful. Good luck

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