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Old 07-16-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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replacing starter

how hard is it to change the starter in a 99 s10 with a 2.2?
i hear its a real PITA.
if you have any tips let me know thanks
Old 07-16-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: replacing starter

eazy

dont let it smack ya in the face when un-bolting it...
Old 07-16-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
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And disconnect the battery!
Old 07-16-2009, 12:11 PM   #4
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Re: replacing starter

i read that you have to unbolt the exhaust to get it out. this true?
i know that the trans to engine brace has to come out tho. its two bolts and the elec. connections right? any other tips or advice would be great.
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Re: replacing starter

yea deff make sure your holding that thing when the last bolt holding it in comes out, i forgot to and boom starter to the forehead
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When I did mine I did not touch the exhaust.

But yeah I think one of those round supports has to be swng out of the way.
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Re: replacing starter

i have lifts, but it only takes me 5 min.... never moved the exhaust, or anything else for that fact.
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Re: replacing starter

the reason i ask is this.


i got a 99 s10 with 2.2 and 5speed
i notice when its hot out like the last 3 days (90+)
when i leave my house in the am when its cool.
drive to a place and have to start my truck again
when its starts i sometimes hear the starter grinding very slightly as it starts up. this will only happen when i drive to a place and start the truck shortly after. but if i sits a few hours it will start fine with no grinding.
my uncle thinks that it may be the starter but i want to make sure before i throw 130 bux to 180 for a starter and then i still have this problem.
what do you guys think is causing this?
Old 07-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #9
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Re: replacing starter

My truck is a 98 with the 2.2 and 5 speed. It was a BITCH but I got it done without removing the exhaust. I had to unbolt mine and let it kinda hang in there and unbolt the battery cable with a long extension and a universal socket. GOOD LUCK
Old 10-29-2009, 02:24 PM   #10
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Re: replacing starter

i cant get it out. i unbolted the exhaust, all bolts and cables and even unbolted the motor mounts to lift the motor and still no luck!
its barely still in the bell housing and hits the motor mount i cant move it for shit!
Old 10-29-2009, 05:59 PM   #11
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it took me all of 5 minutes to get it out and 5 to get back in. took long to get the part then put it in lol
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you may need to remove the exhaust downpipe to get it back in with the heat shield on the solenoid

#1 MOST IMPORTANT THING make sure if you have a heat shield on your solenoid be sure to put it back on the new starter or you will fry solenoids yearly like i do because i lost my heat shield!!!

on that note my 00' auto is easy to replace the starter in without removing the exhaust but as i said i didn't put that shield back in and as a result end up replacing my starter yearly
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Re: replacing starter

Quote: Originally Posted by xXs10Xx
the reason i ask is this.


i got a 99 s10 with 2.2 and 5speed
i notice when its hot out like the last 3 days (90+)
when i leave my house in the am when its cool.
drive to a place and have to start my truck again
when its starts i sometimes hear the starter grinding very slightly as it starts up. this will only happen when i drive to a place and start the truck shortly after. but if i sits a few hours it will start fine with no grinding.
my uncle thinks that it may be the starter but i want to make sure before i throw 130 bux to 180 for a starter and then i still have this problem.
what do you guys think is causing this?
my 2002 with the 4.3 used to do that. I took it off and put grease on the shaft where the gear slides. it quit. and has been fine ever since. that was almost 3 years ago. this could possibly save you a $100.
Old 11-01-2009, 12:02 PM   #14
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Re: replacing starter

that was not my problem the armature bearings were shot and it was bouncing around inside and wouldnt start the trucks sometimes.
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