Question about 1998 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

Replacing starter how do i get old starter off??

Posted by on

  • Daniel Jenkins
    Daniel Jenkins May 11, 2010

    wow emission, he rated this as helpful, you got jipped...



    what an ****&^$%

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Pontiac Master
  • 77,499 Answers

Open the hood, disconnect the battery .get under the front of the vehicle. you should know what a starter looks like ........ there is a small bolt holding the wire and a dirt protector that must come off first. then you'll be able to access the two 15mm bolts , you'll need a socket extension to reach the one in the back. their parallel to each other/ front bolt back bolt/ then a 5/8 socket to remove the feed wire from the battery to the starter unit and i think a 1/4" to remove the smaller terminal screw. take care in removing, there's a little bit of a shift and twist to get it out- remember too that you need to check both POITIVE AND NEGATIVE wire connections to the battery, clean them and also check continuity of cables.... ONE LAST NOTE, PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE THE WIRES GO, MAKE SURE YOU PUT THEM ALL BACK ON, DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE NUTS ON THE STARTER TERMINALS, IF YOU DO YOU MAY DAMAGE OR RUIN A NEW STARTER SOLENOID.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

  • brianchur528 Aug 26, 2011

    thank you very much

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The recoil starter on my stihl br420 backpack blower doesn't engage.


Replace the entire starter assembly on both sides...

May 02, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Having to replace my starter motor after it burnt out following it staying in the start position - how do I go about removing the old one to put in the new


Sandra, the procedure for removing and replacing starter varies from vehicle year,make, model and engine. Re POST year, make, model,engine and complete question so we, here at fixya can answer your question effectively.
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
How To Replace Your Starter AutoZone Car Care
Car starter see how to replace auto starters with this step by step guide
How to Replace Car Starter Motor

Aug 21, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2004 kia spectra will not start, even when i replaced a new starter


Did you replace the starter yourself or have a garage do it? It sounds like the starter gear is not aligned properly with the ring gear on the engine. Sometimes a 'shim' is needed to make them align. Compare the old starter with the new one to see they are exact or is if a shim fell off when removing the old.

Feb 17, 2015 | 2004 Kia Spectra

2 Answers

Starter for 1998 silverado


what size motor? 4.3? V8? The starter 4.3 is located on the passengers side on the bottom side of the motor. First disconnect the battery. , Look at the new starter and locate old one. Undo the nuts on the old starter. There should be 2-3 small wires all together on one terminal. Take them off. Take the larger nut off and take power cable off. Unbolt the 2 bolts holding the starter onto the block, pull old starter out. At this point have a look to make sure that the old starter doesn't have shims inbetween the starter and block. Some starters need a shim so that it lines up to the fly wheel. You may or may not need to replace these. My rule of thumb is that if they are there , use them again. Rebolt starter the opposite of removal. When you start the engine up, if you hear a loud grinding, or a winding noise and motor doesn't turn over, then you may have to put shims in. Good luck let me know how you make out. Cheers from Nova Scotia!!

Jan 14, 2013 | 1998 Chevrolet Chevrolet silverado

1 Answer

Replace old starter with new but still car won't start


Have you checked the stater solenoid (located on the top of the starter motor) wire for 12+ volts when the key is held in the crank position, do that first, you may have a defective starter switch.

Oct 31, 2012 | Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Starter was replaced sounds like teeth are not meshing right is there a shim that goes with the starter


They do sell shims, usually they come with the starter, but you can buy them separately.

Aug 30, 2017 | 1999 Hyundai Accent

1 Answer

How do I install the wiring to the starter in a 86 cadillac


First make sure the battery is disconnected, if you are simply replacing the starter, hook the terminal to the same place as the old starter, if you are replacing the wiring, follow the same path as the old wiring. If there is no old wiring to follow, you will need a diagram or another similar engine, mabey at a wrecking yard to follow.

Jul 24, 2010 | 1986 Cadillac Seville

1 Answer

Need to replace the starter on the 97 mitsubishi Diamante, how hard is it to remove and replace ?


To replace the starter you need to;
) Note if you have an anti-thief system and now to reset it if the battery is disconnected.
) Note the radio station selections if they are not saved if the battery is disconnected.

Now
) Disconnected the GROUND connector on the battery.
) Disconnect the electrical cable on the battery.
) Remove the 2 bolts holding the starter on. Remove the harder one to reach first.
) Pull the old starter out.
) Insert the new starter.
) Replace the bolt. Insert the easier bolt first.
) Tighten the bolts.
) Replace the electrical cable.
) Reconnect the GROUND connector on the battery.
) Reset any radio, clock or anti-thief systems.
) Return old starter for a core charge refund.

May 25, 2009 | 1997 Mitsubishi Diamante

1 Answer

I replace the starter two times in the last 4weeks when i try to start it just make this sofe noise like the starter is not coneting


I think what you are describing is the starter gear spinning when you turn the key to start, but the starter gear is not advancing on the shaft to engage with the flywheel to crank the engine over. Did you replace the starter and solenoid (they usually are sold as a unit), or did you just change the starter and use the old solenoid? The solenoid powers the battery to the starter, and advances the gear on the starter shaft, so if you used the old solenoid, replace it and it should work.

May 12, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Terminals on GMC 1989 replacement starter


your new starter should have a S and a R terminal and also a large terminal thats for your main power . funny thing is im having starter problems with same truck man.

Mar 06, 2009 | 1989 GMC Sierra

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Pontiac Bonneville Logo

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8826 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...