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This is not a difficult task in most cars but I suspect you are not experienced at all.
I highly recommend that you purchase an aftermarket repair manual for your model and year.
English language publishers are Haynes and Chilton and cost less than $25 US.

Practically any of them will detail the procedure and will give you information that can protect you if you need professional services too.

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You might want to check a few other areas before ripping out the starter though.
- When you turn the key, do any electrical features work (head lights, radio, etc...)?
- Have you tried jumping the battery?
- Have you checked the fuses in the fuse panel for a blown fuse?

On my 1985 Sentra, I had a problem with the key assembly so that the contacts didn't touch (basically the assembly was worn out). I can't recall the exact method my father showed me but I was able to set the key to the "on" position and touch a wire from the battery to one of the posts on the starter to bypass the faulty key assembly until I bought a new assembly. NOTE: If you try this, make sure the car is in neutral or it will move on you.

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I have a 2001 pontiac montana and am trying to figure out how to change the starter.


STARTER REPLACEMENT (ENGINE ELECTRICAL) Document ID# 688149 Starter Replacement

Removal Procedure

Important: This vehicle uses the PG260 F1 starter motor. The starter motor is serviced only as a complete unit.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  2. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.


  3. Remove the starter motor BAT terminal nut and electrical leads.
  4. Remove the starter motor S terminal nut and electrical lead.
  5. Remove the torque converter cover. Refer to Torque Converter Cover Replacement in Automatic Transaxle - 4T65-E.


  6. Remove the starter motor bolts.
  7. Remove the starter motor.

Installation Procedure



  1. Install the starter motor.
  2. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.
  3. Install the starter motor bolts.Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor bolts to 47 [n-m] (35 lb ft).
  4. Install the torque converter cover. Refer to Torque Converter Cover Replacement in Automatic Transaxle - 4T65-E.


  5. Install the starter motor S terminal electrical lead and nut. Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor solenoid S terminal nut to 3 [n-m] (27 lb in).
  6. Install the starter motor BAT terminal electrical leads and nut. Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor solenoid BAT terminal nut to 10 [n-m] (89 lb in).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the battery ground (negative) cable to the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.

Aug 05, 2016 | 2001 Pontiac Montana

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Why won't it start?


did you replace it with a new starter or a wrecker starter, maybe a bad starter. check the teeth on the flywheel they maybe damaged causing the starter not to engage. you may have to shim the starter. were there any shims when you pulled the original starter off.

Jul 27, 2015 | 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

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Where is the starter on a 2008 Pontiac g6 for a cylinder


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Starter on my 91 ford ranger 4 wheel drive starts my pickup a couple time then it just spins have changed it 3 times now


Assuming the starter motor spins but doesn't engage to turn engine over to start you could have a bad starter drive which is part of the starter assembly or possibly damaged/missing teeth on flywheel ring gear. Depending on year and model vehicle, some starters you can replace just the starter drive otherwise you need to replace the whole starter. If you changed the starter look at the flywheel.

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Starter needs replaced


STARTER PROBLEMS

It can be faulty starter or there is loose connection from battery to starter. The starter assembly gets power from battery. Check voltages at starter wires and see if you are getting 12 volts or not. If not then its no power issue due to low battery volt or no connection between battery to starter.


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To solve these problem, I suggest you to refer these direct help links:-----

Click the link below: ------

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How to test starter solenoid?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html

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How to test cars starter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html

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How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

Feb 15, 2013 | 2000 Ford Explorer

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Starter location


Its in engine compartment under hood.
On the lower side.
First test the starter before directly replacing it.

It can be faulty starter or there is loose connection from battery to starter. The starter assembly gets power from battery. Check voltages at starter wires and see if you are getting 12 volts or not. If not then its no power issue due to low battery volt or no connection between battery to starter.


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To solve these problem, I suggest you to refer these direct help links:-----

Click the link below: ------

-----------

How to test starter solenoid?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html

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How to test cars starter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html

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How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

Dec 10, 2012 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer

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Starter relay location on 1999 durango 4x4


Its located in the under hood engine compartment fuse box.

There will be three same relays.One for fuel pump and other for horn and bit bigger one for starter controlling.

For more help regarding starter

CAR STARTER REMOVAL? TESTING


One Wire From Starter Motor Goes To Solenoid And Other Goes To BATTERY. Starter GETS 12 VOLT SUPPLY FROM BATTERY AND WITH THESE VOLTAGE IT TURNS THE MOTOR AND THIS TRIGGERS THE STARTER SOLENOID AND YOUR VEHICLE RUNS.============

For your help there are few relatively help links showing how to remove and install starter with proper instructions:-----

These help links will help.

Click the link below:-----


How to test starter solenoid?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html

--------------------

How to test cars starter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html

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How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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How to replace Starter on Infiniti Q45?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-replace-starter-on-infiniti-q45.html

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2006 GM Montana: How to replace Starter Solenoid?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-gm-montana-how-to-replace-starter.html

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Saturn SL2: How to replace Starter Motor?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/saturn-sl2-how-to-replace-starter-motor.html

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Saturn SL2 Starter Wiring Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/saturn-sl2-starter-wiring-diagram.html

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Oldsmobile starter solenoid replacement procedure?...

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How to replace Oldsmobile starter moor?

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Oldsmobile starter motor testing?

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Oldsmobile STARTER MOTOR NOISE DIAGNOSIS?

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These details will help.

Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Durango

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Cant remove my starter from 1997 fordareostar


CAR STARTER REMOVAL? TESTING


One Wire From Starter Motor Goes To Solenoid And Other Goes To BATTERY. Starter GETS 12 VOLT SUPPLY FROM BATTERY AND WITH THESE VOLTAGE IT TURNS THE MOTOR AND THIS TRIGGERS THE STARTER SOLENOID AND YOUR VEHICLE RUNS.============

For your help there are few relatively help links showing how to remove and install starter with proper instructions:-----

These help links will help.

Click the link below:-----


How to test starter solenoid? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html -------------------- How to test cars starter? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html ----------- How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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How to replace Starter on Infiniti Q45? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-replace-starter-on-infiniti-q45.html

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2006 GM Montana: How to replace Starter Solenoid?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-gm-montana-how-to-replace-starter.html

-----
Saturn SL2: How to replace Starter Motor?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/saturn-sl2-how-to-replace-starter-motor.html

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Saturn SL2 Starter Wiring Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/saturn-sl2-starter-wiring-diagram.html

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Oldsmobile starter solenoid replacement procedure?...

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How to replace Oldsmobile starter moor?

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Oldsmobile starter motor testing?

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Oldsmobile STARTER MOTOR NOISE DIAGNOSIS?

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These details will help.

Thanks.

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How 2 wire a stater on a 2000 chevy cavalier


One Wire From Starter Motor Goes To Solenoid And Other Goes To BATTERY. Starter GETS 12 VOLT SUPPLY FROM BATTERY AND WITH THESE VOLTAGE IT TURNS THE MOTOR AND THIS TRIGGERS THE STARTER SOLENOID AND YOUR VEHICLE RUNS.============
For your help there are few relatively help links showing how to remove and install starter with proper instructions:-----
These help links will help.
Click the link below:-----

How to test starter solenoid? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html -------------------- How to test cars starter? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html----------- How to replace starter in car? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html
-----------How to replace Starter on Infiniti Q45? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-replace-starter-on-infiniti-q45.html
---------- 2006 GM Montana: How to replace Starter Solenoid? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-gm-montana-how-to-replace-starter.html
-----Saturn SL2: How to replace Starter Motor?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/saturn-sl2-how-to-replace-starter-motor.html

--------

Saturn SL2 Starter Wiring Diagram?
http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/saturn-sl2-starter-wiring-diagram.html
----------

Oldsmobile starter solenoid replacement procedure?...

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How to replace Oldsmobile starter moor?

----------

Oldsmobile starter motor testing?

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Oldsmobile STARTER MOTOR NOISE DIAGNOSIS?
------------These details will help.Thanks.

Nov 23, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Starter wont engage after replacing dead battery


Check power to starter motor solenoid, solenoid operation and starter motor voltage during cranking. If the starter motor is receiving power from the solenoid, but isn't cranking, then replace the starter motor.

Also check the condition of battery terminals, wiring and connections. Also check the earth wire from the body to the engine.

Nov 12, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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