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97 lumina: know how to change a starter..motor is a 3.1

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I need to know how to change a starter on my 97 lumina car the motor is a 3.1
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  jack duppel replied 9 years ago.

hello and welcome to JA,

OK - Starter on a 3.1L 97 Chev Lumina:

- lift & support vehicle w/ jack stands

- disconnect the ground wire from the battery ( negative -)

-remove 2 wires from rear of starter ( 1-13mm 1-8mm)

- remove the 2 15 mm bolts which hold the starter in the car (there may or may not be a plastic cover to remove first _3 10 mm bolts)

-take note - replace any starter shims which are present with old starter

- once 2 bolts are removed- slide starter towards passenger side of vehicle & out of vehicle

- re-install new starter- remembering to install any shims which were removed when taking starter out---

-install 2 15 mm bolts & tighten

-reinstall 2 wires onto back of starter (1-13mm & 1-8mm) and reinstall bolts & tighten

- lower vehicle

-re-install negative battery cable

-start car


Hope this helps -- Good Luck

Jack Duppel

ASE Certified Tech

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