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How do you remove a starter on a 1997 GMC Jimmy?

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1995-97 4.3L MODELS and 1995-99 2.2L models

How do you remove a starter on a 1997 GMC Jimmy? - 5ed4c74.jpg

Fig. 5: The starter motor on later model 4.3L engines is retained by two long bolts

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the front of the truck safely using jackstands.
  3. If necessary for access, disconnect the front exhaust pipe.
  4. If equipped, remove the starter heat shield.
  5. On the 2.2L engine, remove the brace rod from the front of the engine and the bell housing.
  6. On 2.2L engines, remove the drivers side wheel to access the starter motor wires and the starter motor attaching bracket-to-engine bolt through the opening in the wheel well.
  7. Disengage the wires from the starter solenoid.
  8. On the 2.2L engine, remove the attaching bracket-to-engine mount bolt.
  9. Remove the starter-to-engine block bolts. When removing the last bolt, be sure to support the starter to keep it from falling and possibly injuring you.
  10. Carefully lower the starter and shims (if equipped) from the vehicle.
  11. If necessary, remove the bracket (2.2L engine) or the shield (4.3L engine) from the starter assembly.
To install:
  1. If removed, install the bracket or shield to the starter, as applicable. Tighten the bracket nuts to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm) or the shield nuts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  2. Carefully raise the starter and shims (if equipped) into position in the vehicle and thread one of the retaining bolts to hold it in position.
  3. On the 2.2L engine, loosely install the bracket-to-engine mount bolt.
  4. Install the remaining starter mounting bolt, then tighten all mounting fasteners to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  5. Engage the wiring to the solenoid as noted during removal.
  6. On the 2.2L engine, install the brace rod and tighten the retainers.
  7. If disconnected for access, install the front exhaust pipe and tighten the fasteners.
  8. If equipped, install the starter heat shield.
  9. On 2.2L engines, install the drivers side wheel.
  10. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the truck.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope helps.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010


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