Question about 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
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.
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
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.
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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