Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada
How to remove and replace starter
Oldsmobile Bravada with V6. To get starter out first disconnect Battery. Then at passenger side wheel well unbolt wires, 9/16 and 5/16 sockets. Then under vehicle unbolt the 2 stabilizer bars running from the flywheel cover, 15mm at cover, 9/16 at engine block. I only had to remove the 9/16 on passenger side, bending down the driver side. Then remove bolts from the flywheel cover, 15mm and one Torx T40. In order to get the Torx bolt removed I had to drop the front driveshat, inverse Torx E12. I did not reinstall that bolt. Reinstall driveshaft. Now the flywheel cover will slide down just enough. It stayed in place resting on drive shaft and transmission lines. NOW unbolt starter, 9/16 socket. Please wear safety glasses, I only got hit once from the starter bolts but that was enough. Wiggle the starter back end up, clear flywheel cover then a lot more wiggling from there.
Posted on Jan 24, 2012
My son has a 96 blazer and I replaced the starter without loosening anything or lifitng the engine. From what I learned the trick is to un bolt it first then take the wires off from the wheel well and jiggle the starter out. Then when replacing it connect the wires first then bolt it in.
It is a snug fit though. when you unbolt it pull it out and then up and then down. Hope it helps a little, just take your time and you may need to remove the drivers wheel if you need more room to get to the wires to disconnect them.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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