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I need to replace the starter. can i do this myself and does the car have to be in the air??

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Starters are not very difficult to change and whether or not the vehicle needs to be raised depends on;
1. how much ground clearance you have, and
2. your personal body size and type.
I'm portly and usually need to lift things up a bit to fit underneath ( - I'm not fat I'm just getting old!! )
It also depends on your level of ability.
No specialty tools are needed for the job - just a standard socket set and either a 5/16 inch end wrench or a 10mm end wrench ( to remove the negative battery cable)
Let me know if you decide to do the job and I'll help you as much as I can.
Hope this helps!!

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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You can do it.. if you don't have ramps you might can park it over a ditch or curb to get under it.

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