Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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The starter is easy to do on your car. Make sure you disconnect the battery first, then jack up the front end, use ramps, whatever.... The start is right at the front of the engine by the oil filter... You'll need a 15mm socket to remove a wire harness bracket from the upper stud on the starter, then a deep 13 mm socket or a wrench to remove the stud. You'll need a shallow 13mm socket or wrench to remove the lower bolt from it - there are only those two bolts. A 1/2" socket or wrench fits best on the starter positive cable nut, but i think a 13mm would work too if you're careful, and there will either be a 10mm nut holding the smaller wire for the solenoid, or perhaps it's just a clip-on terminal - i can't remember exactly. All in all, it shouldn't take you much more than 1/2 hr.
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