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my starter is making a bunch of noise and not starting my car. it take about 3 attempts before it starts.

im going to try to replace it tonight after work.

how difficult is this? any tips?
 

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I have heard R&R of the starter is a PITA.
 

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Remove the intake manifold. For additional information, refer to Section 303-01A, Section 303-01B or Section 303-01C.
Disconnect the starter motor electrical connectors.

Remove the starter motor.

Installation

To install, reverse the removal procedure.
 

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refer to section 303 of what ?

is it easier to get tot he starter from under the hood, or under the car ?
 

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The directions in the manual from the dealer tells me to go from the top. Which you would take of the intake and thats why it refers you to that section. Just incase you do not know how to remove the intake. So just ignore that section. Sounds like a piece of cake job.
 

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from what i see, that is a must!! after you remove the intake, it will prolly be easier to remove from under the car.
 

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this was a huge PIA !
had to remove the intake manifold to reach top bolts, then go underneath and remove the entire CAT to reach the bottem bolts.
all in all, took me and a friend 4 hours.
and guess what, it still wont start for crap. i think its the flywheel.

what luck i have
 
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