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2005 buick rainier: I take out/replace the starter..two bolts

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2005 buick rainier; how do I take out/replace the starter? I have the two bolts off, but can not get it out of the surrounding hardware= no room.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to JA,

 

This is a tight fit & not as easy to replace as some others.I am sending information to help you.

 

Starter Replacement (5.3L Engine)

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.

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  3. Remove the rear steering gear cross member.
  4. Remove the wire harness from the wire harness retaining clips on the transmission oil cooler line bracket.

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  5. Remove the transmission oil cooler line bracket bolt.

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  6. Remove the right transmission cover bolt.

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  7. Remove the starter bolts.
  8. Move the starter toward the front of the vehicle, and remove the transmission cover.
  9. Remove the starter solenoid heat shield.
  10. Tilt and rotate the starter in order to pass the starter between the transmission oil cooler lines and the engine oil pan.

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  11. Remove the starter solenoid nut (2).
  12. Remove the starter lead (1) from the solenoid stud.

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  13. Remove the battery positive cable nut (2).
  14. Remove the battery positive cable (1) from the starter solenoid.
  15. Finish removing the starter from the vehicle.


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  1. Begin installing the starter between the transmission oil cooler lines and the engine oil pan.

     

  2. Install the battery positive cable (1) to the starter stud.
  3. Install the battery positive cable nut (2).

    Tighten
    Tighten the nut to 9 N·m (80 lb in).


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  4. Install the starter solenoid lead (1) to the solenoid stud.
  5. Install the starter solenoid nut (2).

    Tighten
    Tighten the nut to 3.4 N·m (30 lb in).

  6. Install the starter solenoid heat shield.

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  7. Slide the starter toward the front of the vehicle.

    Position the transmission cover to the transmission.

  8. Position the starter to the engine.
  9. Install the starter bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).


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  10. Install the right transmission cover bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolt to 9 N·m (80 lb in).


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  11. Install the transmission oil cooler line bracket bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolt to 9 N·m (80 lb in).

  12. Attach the wire harness to the wire harness retaining clips on the transmission oil cooler line bracket.

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  13. Install the rear steering gear cross member.
  14. Lower the vehicle.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer
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