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Starter Can you please tell me where the started is located on the Grand Am Engine? My husband needs to replace it and can not find it. We bought the car used and it has no owners manual in it. Thanks!

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Don't do it! My husband and I did it and the starter was so heavy and the car was so low. Save yourself some trouble and get some else to do it.

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The starter is bolted to the engine block with 2 long bolts,it faces the radiator,or front of the car,but is located down low,better seen from under the car.Front of car,behind the chassis/frame in front of it.It bolts to the block exactly where the transmission bellhousing is located,actually,at the rear of the engine,but the engine is mounted transversely.Disconnect negative battery terminal before beginning work.

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