Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Disconnect and tag all wires at the solenoid terminal.
Reinstall all nuts as soon as they are removed, since the thread sizes are different.
Remove the front bracket from the starter and the mounting bolts. On engines with a solenoid heat shield, remove the front bracket upper bolt and detach the bracket from the starter.
Fig. 2: Starter mounting location-4.3L and 5.0L engines
Remove the front bracket bolt or nut. Lower the starter, front end first, then remove the unit from the truck.
Position the starter and tighten all bolts as follows:
Thru-bolts: 35 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
Reconnect all wires.
Fig. 4: Disconnect the negative battery cable
Fig. 5: Remove the starter retaining bolts
Fig. 6: Remove the starter from the vehicle