The new ("rebuilt") starter is slightly longer than original, with a tag on the starter stating both types are used. (Just for info, in case it matters) (Nismo wanted $300 for a new one) Is the wiring harness for the starter secured to anything near the solenoid, or will it just drop down, and, how much slack is there in the wiring harness? (approximately) In following the wire harness near the soilenoid with my fingers, it feels pretty snug.
Sure would have been nice to have the solenoid located on the right side or bottom of the starter, but as a mechanic you probably come across this daily!!! The design Engineers don't have to work on em.
Armed with the above information, I'll give it a go.
Thank you for the quick response. That'll give me an idea of how much wiring I have to play with. I'll give it a go.
When I was younger, (in the 60's) I used to enjoy working on cars, which were at that point in time, all American, not necessarily better, just all made in America. They were made back then with plenty of room to work on just about any part of the vehicle, with a few exceptions. Now I work on my vehicles due to financial restraints, rather than the enjoyment of it.
Done deal. If you get this one again, the clutch slave cylinder has to be removed to get the starter out of the bottom. Not a big deal, no alternative. Also allows more room to get to the top starter bolt.
I've been putting this off for 6 months. The thrill of victory!! Occasionally, the heartbreak of defeat!!!