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Starter on a 2000 nissan altima gxe located? can i change it myself?

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where is the starter on a 2000 nissan altima gxe located? can i change it myself?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  32roadster replied 11 years ago.

It all depend if your handy with a wrench. You have to jack up the car, slide under, and work in a tight space (a bit). Here are the instructions on how to do replace it.

The starter is located to the left of the oil filter housing on the engine block

The starter motor is removed from the bottom side of the engine compartment

When installing, be sure to align the starter's mounting bolt holes with those in the engine block.

stet-by-step instructions.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.

  3. Remove the starter support bracket, as required.

  4. Label and disconnect the starter electrical harness.

  5. Support the starter from beneath the vehicle using a jackstand.

  6. Remove the starter mounting bolts.

  7. Carefully lower the starter from the vehicle.

To install:

  1. Position the starter on the engine and support it using a jackstand.

  2. Install the starter mounting bolts and tighten to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).

  3. Connect the starter electrical harness.

  4. Install the starter support bracket, as required.

  5. Lower the vehicle.

  6. Connect the negative battery cable.