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How to remove a starter when truck will not start

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Disconnect the battery ground cable, then jack it up and support it by wheel ramps or good stands. crawl under the right (passenger) side behind the front wheel, the starter is the cylinder about six inches in diameter and about a foot long on the side of the engine. There are two bolts at the back that hold it into the bellhousing (transmission). There may be another bolt near the middle on a bracket. If you can reach the wires (there is one big one from the battery, there may be another smaller one also), disconnect them first, otherwise you may have to unbolt the starter to be able to reach the wires.
Be careful, the starter is heavy. Once you get it all unbolted, you should be able to lower it down and take it out.
Reverse the procedure to install the new one.

I assume you know proper safety procedures for supporting a vehicle, NEVER get under a vehicle supported only by a jack, always set the parking brake and block the wheels, only work on a firm level surface, and all that.

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Is this an automatic or manual?What size is the engine? The automatics have a problem with the seven way connector to the neutral safety switch going bad. This harness contains wires that feed the starter.Wiggling this harness sometimes will allow the vehicle to start. The starter is located on the drivers side. I would definitely try wiggling this harness prior to removing the starter unless you know for sure the starter is bad. The harness is also located on the driverside on the side of the transmission.For removing the starter disconnect the battery first. There are two bolts which are 14 or 15mm heads holding the starter in place.Remove these 2 bolts making sure to support the starter.Then try to manuever the starter to where you can access the wires at the terminals.The small wire is usually a 9/32 or 5/16 nut and the big wire is usually a 13 or 15 mm nut. If you need further assistance please feel free to ask more questions.

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Remove a starter

  • Remove the negative and positive lead on the battery.
  • Locate the starter under the vehicle. The starter will be located to the right of the motor on the bottom. Access the bolts comfortably from underneath the truck.
  • Remove the bottom bolt with a socket wrench. The ground cable will be attached. Save the bolt for reinstalling the starter.
  • Unbolt the positive cable on top of the starter. Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt.
  • Unbolt the top of the starter with a socket wrench. The starter will be loose.
  • Pull the starter straight out. Use both hands to pull out and forward as the starter is heavy. Pull forward and lower to the ground.
Installing the Starter
  • Position the new starter in place. Match up the starter to the designated bolt holes on the mounts.
  • Start the top bolt. Turn the bolt clockwise but do not tighten the starter down.
  • Start the bottom bolt. Ensure the negative cable is run through the bolt before starting. Do not tighten the bolt.
  • Tighten the top bolt with the socket wrench. Tighten it snug. Repeat the same for the bottom bolt. Ensure both bolts are tight.
  • Tighten the positive cable to the starter. Ensure the cable is snug to the fitting.
  • Connect the terminals to the battery. Ensure the vehicle cranks. The starter will engage without hesitation if done correctly.

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I have a 97 Ford Ranger, manual transmission, had the slave clutch replaced, now have trouble with the starter, do you need to remove the starter to repair the clutch?

No the starter doesn't need to be removed,that part may be loose,may need pushing to click in place,Here's a link on the starter,that's what I read. Repair Guides Starting System Starter AutoZone com Here's a link on clutch slave cylinder removal,they may have just knocked it loose,try moving with hand to lock in. Repair Guides Starting System Starter AutoZone com

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Car wont start. tested battery and it is good. replaced battery terminals, but still wont start. headlights and all other lights work. assuming it could be the starter. need to know where the starter...

This job is easy to do, dissconnect battery terminal wait 3 min, before continuing, next remove cooler line clamp off starter, then remove the cable wire and the small wire from the starter, next remove the two bolts holding the starter and starter is removed,
the location is at rear of the engine, if you look at where the engine and trany meet the starter should be it thatr area at the top,

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How to replace starter motor on golf mk 4

Before you start, disconnect the negative terminal of the battery. Unplug clip on plug from starter solenoid. Remove nut for battery cable on starter solenoid. Remove nuts on starter mounting bolts that hold the brackets for the wiring harness [top mounting bolt] and the power steering pipe [lower mounting bolt]. Lastly remove the starter mounting bolts and remove starter. Re-assemble in reverse order.

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Need to replace the starter on a 1997 dodge grand caravan

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2002 Toyota Corolla starter change out

Disconnect the battery.

Remove the lower plastic covers to aid in access.

Remove the battery cable lug from the starter and the signal wire.

Remove the two 14mm bolts holding the starter on and lower out the bottom.

*sometimes it helps the clearance to remove the oil filter.

Sep 14, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Corolla

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It takes a couple times to get my truck to start. The battery is fine it seems like the starter is going out. How hard is it to replace it?

for the v8 305 takes about 1hours
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove starter braces or heat shields, if equipped.
  3. Disconnect starter solenoid electrical connectors.
  4. Raise and support vehicle.
  5. Remove attaching bolts, nuts and washers from starter motor.
  6. Remove starter motor from engine.
  7. Reverse procedure to install.

Jul 06, 2009 | 1990 Chevrolet K1500

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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.

Apr 11, 2009 | 1991 Saturn SL1

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step1 Turn the truck off and disconnect the battery. Lift the car with a jack and place jack stands under the frame of the truck. Block the rear wheels to prevent the truck from rolling backwards. Step2 Locate the starter and remove the wires connected to it. Mark them so you know which is positive and which is negative so you can reconnect them accordingly. Step3 Remove the bolts holding the starter in place. There are usually two or three bolts holding the starter. Step4 Pull the starter out of its position and remove it from the truck. Some other parts may need to be loosened or removed for the starter to be removed from the truck. Remember what parts are removed or loosened. Step5 Put the new starter in the truck by installing it the same way the old starter was removed. Tighten the bolts slightly, connect the wires to the starter and then tighten the bolts completely. Step6 Replace any other parts in the truck that were removed or loosened. Lower the truck from the jack stands, remove the blocks from the rear wheelsmag-glass_10x10.gif and reconnect the battery. Start the car to make sure everything is working properly.

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