Question about 1997 Toyota Tercel
The starter is behind the engine and accessible from beneath the car. The mounting bolt under the car might be obscured by the starter wire, but you will be able to see it clearly enough after pulling the wire out of the way. It goes through the starter and threads into the engine (from the passenger's side of the car toward the driver's side).
The other bolt is barely accessible from the top of the car. It goes through a hole in the engine and threads into the starter (from the driver's side toward the passenger's side), so it is oriented opposite to the first bolt. You can't see it, but you can feel it by reaching your fingers in from the driver's side under the steel bracket that supports the wire harness in that area. I was able to place a 14mm socket head over the bolt by feel, then snap the handle in and remove it that way. You won't be able to get it with a wrench unless you undo a bunch of wires and hoses. Be careful; there are two bolts there, and the one for the starter is further to the rear of the car. It is identical to the other starter bolt, so you should be able to distinguish the bolt head by feel.
The starter can be wrestled down and out of the car from beneath, but it takes a few minutes of struggling and twisting. It might be easier if you remove some bracketing or hoses, but I managed without.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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Due to limited access to the starter, it is recommended that the transaxle be removed when servicing the starter.
1. Cold vehicle.
Remove 2 mounting bracket bolts, 10 & 12 mm (Figure 1).
Remove top starter motor bolt 14 mm with universal & long extensions.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove front splash pans 10 mm.
Automatic transmission: Drain 2 qts out.
Remove rt-ft wheel 21 mm., & tie rod (Figure 3), axle cap, cotter pin, adj-nut & rubber washer.
Remove ball joint nuts 17 mm., left lower control arm 19mm. & swaybar bracket 14 mm. (Fig 2).
Remove axle nut 36mm (Figure 4), the front tube, catalytic converter heat insulators 10mm, ctr ex-tube 17 mm., and front tube from exhaust system (Figure 5).
Remove long bolt from ft engine mount (next to radiator), 17mm socket (Figure 6, Item A).
Remove tension rod mount 14 mm. Has adj-bracket with rubber insulators (Fig 6, Items B, C).
Remove right side drive shaft bolts that hold shaft to bracket mounted on engine (Fig7) 12mm.
CAUTION: Transaxle side seals are cut by spline teeth.
Install hoist type transmission jack and wooden block under the transmission/engine. Be certain the transmission is safely balanced on the hoist.
Remove 5 engine crossmember mounts (3 bolts, 2 nuts) 14mm.
Remove nut that attaches crossmember to engine mount.
Loosen stabilizer bar mounts to allow adequate clearance for crossmember to be removed.
Remove following brackets to allow starter assembly to pass through bottom:
tubular support bracket - engine to transaxle
angled support bracket - driveshaft bracket to engine mount
manifold collector stay - (bottom bolts)
Loosen top bolts, remove bracket above driveshaft-holding bracket 14mm.
NOTE: This bracket is slotted to allow it to slide out without completely removing the bolts.
Remove bottom starter motor mounting bolt.
Separate starter assembly from bellhousing, DC all cables/connectors, remove starter motor.
When installing starter, connect cable, install/torque starter bolts.
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