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1992 lumina z34 euro starter seems hopelessly confined by crossmember and engine pans and other components hindering removal and replacement

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First dissconect the power from the batt

jack the front end up
Find a15 mm socket and extention and grab a swivel for the short bolt

And you will need a 13 mm socket with a small extention

Now onbolt the starter and you might want to take of your oil filter to

Then with some weird wiggeling of the starter moter you should be able to fenese it to the side

And then just onbolt the wires

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