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Starter location and any tips to replacing by hetterbr
Started on: 07-13-2013 12:24 PM
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Report this Post07-13-2013 12:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hetterbrClick Here to Email hetterbrSend a Private Message to hetterbrEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have an 85GT with the stock 2.8V6 engine.

From what I can tell the starter needs to be replaced.

The manual I have is not overly clear as to location and how to do it.

I believe it is fairly close to the oil filter. is this correct?

Does anyone have any tips to replacing it?

Thanks
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Report this Post07-13-2013 12:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mcguiver3Send a Private Message to mcguiver3Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Jack up car.
Undo wires.
Unbolt starter.
Note the shim.
Install new starter with shim.
Replace wires.
Test.
Done
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The job of removing/installing is much easier if you can take out the intermediate pipe (the one that has the catalytic converter). I replaced the starter on my V6 a couple months ago and I would suggest replacing the starter mounting bolts. I went with ARP 430-3506 mostly because they are stainless steel. But if you do get replacement bolts, put a dab of anti-seize on the threads before installing them. Torque the bolts to 33 lb/ft.
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Report this Post07-13-2013 01:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tuggajbClick Here to Email tuggajbSend a Private Message to tuggajbEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Make sure to disconnect the battery
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Report this Post07-13-2013 05:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hetterbrClick Here to Email hetterbrSend a Private Message to hetterbrEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks for the Information.

I didn't realize there was a shim, so thanks for the heads up on that. And thanks for the reminder about the battery - I am bad for not remembering to disconnect it when I do things.

I got it done. In total it took just over an hour to pull out and replace.

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A little late now perhaps... but if you didn't, I would've replaced the starter with one of the newer lighter gear-reduction units.
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