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Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
Raise and support vehicle.
If equipped with 4WD , a support bracket is used between front axle and side of transmission. Remove 2 support bracket bolts at transmission. Pry support bracket slightly to gain access to lower starter mounting bolt.
Remove two mounting bolts.
Move starter motor towards front of vehicle far enough for nose of starter pinion housing to clear housing. Always support starter motor during this process, do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
Tilt nose downwards and lower starter motor far enough to access and remove nut that secures battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet to solenoid battery terminal stud. Do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
Remove battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet from solenoid battery terminal stud.
Disconnect battery positive cable wire harness connector from solenoid terminal connector receptacle.
Remove starter motor.
The 5.7L engine starter mounting point
Connect solenoid wire to starter motor (snaps on).
Position battery cable to solenoid stud. Install and tighten battery cable eyelet nut. Do not allow starter motor to hang from wire harness.
Position starter motor to engine.
If equipped with automatic transmission, slide cooler tube bracket into position.
Install and tighten both mounting bolts.
Connect negative battery cable.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
With vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
Remove half shaft hub/bearing nut.
Remove wheel speed sensor from hub/bearing.
Remove brake calipers bolts and remove calipers from caliper adapters.
Remove lower stabilizer link bolt from control arm.
Remove outer tie rod end nuts and separate tie rods from knuckles with the proper tool.
Remove upper ball joint nuts and separate ball joints from knuckles with the proper tool.
Remove shock clevis bolt and nut from lower control arm
Lean the knuckle out and push half shaft out of the hub/bearing.
Ah, the 'old' days of a small block Chevy in a 1955. Lots of room!!!!