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Old 10-29-2003, 06:15 PM
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where's my starter?? 69 chevelle malibu 307

I feel pretty dumb asking but i dont have a clue where my starter is. I looked at some pics at schucks.com and cant find anything that resembles the replacement starters they have. anyways if someone knows what it's next to and how to identify it i would be really greatfull. much thanks

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Old 10-29-2003, 06:19 PM
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Visible from under the car, pass side, mounts to the engine. Usually pretty big, like a 1 pound coffee can. You can follow the positive battery cable down and find it too.
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thanks! now to replace it???

It looks pretty simple but looks can be deceiving. Is there any trick to replaceing a starter? In other words is this a job an amature can tackle? thanks again!
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heck yeah brotha!

there are 4 parts to safely removing a starter. wait 5. ok...

1. Disconnect + (positive) battery cable
2. Safely remove all wires connected to the back of the starter. this can get pretty tricky, but you have to do it. while your under there....
3. Remove the nut attaching the rear of the starter body (facing toward front of car) and put it in a place where you wont lose it.
4. Jack the car in a safe spot on the passenger side. Slide underneath, and loosen the 2 bolts that hold the front of the starter body (where it connects to the flywheel, and the engine.
5. Secure the starter well enough the pull out the bolts and slide that puppy out.

It's fairly easy - and installation is exactly the same in reverse - *BUT* - be sure to check the distance between the teeth on the starter & flywheel.

There are several articles on this that go more into detail, but if you can take it out, you can install it.

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if you have headers, just save yourself the hassle and shoot yourself.
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Everybody starts somewhere. Do you know for sure you have to change the starter? Its not really complicating but to a novice it may appear to be. My advice is to read everything you can ( the Knowledge Base here is a good start), and enrol in a Community College (night courses for basic automotive) and if this is not feasible how about a learn at home correspondent course. Good luck.
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Stand by when you pull out that last bolt. Those puppies are HEAVY!! Be sure you're ready to be bench pressing what feels like 40 pounds about 1 inch from your face. To really get the feel for it I think you ought to try it first in a gravel driveway when the temperature is either over 100 or under 30. It also helps if your dog decides she really loves you about the time it comes loose and she just has to crawl under there with you and give you lots of sweet kisses!!!!!

I think you should get a friend to come over with a video camera.
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