Mechanics

REPLACING THE STARTER ON A CHEVY

1997 Chevrolet Blazer • 6 cylinder 4WD Automatic • 190,000 miles

How do I get the started out of a 1997 chevy blazer
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Iveyboys
December 31, 2010.




REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

STARTER

Removal

On all engines, disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle.
On 2.2L engine, remove front exhaust pipe. Remove brace rod from front of engine to clutch
housing. Remove starter heat shield. Remove starter solenoid terminal "S" nut and battery cable nut.
Separate wiring from starter. Remove brush end bracket attaching bolt. Remove starter mounting
bolts. Remove shims and note arrangement for reassembly. If necessary remove brush end bracket
from starter.
On 4.3L engine, remove front exhaust pipe. Remove starter solenoid terminal "S" nut and battery
cable nut. Separate wiring from starter. Remove starter mounting bolts. Remove shims and note
arrangement for reassembly.
On 4.3L 4WD, disconnect engine mounts. Raise and support engine. Remove transmission mount
and support transmission assembly. Remove starter mounting bolts. Remove shims and note
arrangement for reassembly. Remove starter solenoid terminal "S" nut and battery cable nut. Separate
wiring from starter.
On 4WD Utility, remove starter solenoid terminal "S" nut and battery cable nut. Separate wiring from
starter. If equipped remove transfer case shield. Remove bolts and two brackets holding brake pipe to
transmission crossmember. Remove transmission crossmember attaching bolts. Remove transmission
mount bolts and support transmission assembly. Slide transmission crossmember out of way.
Remove bracket that holds transmission fluid cooler lines to flywheel housing. Remove brace rod to
flywheel housing and lower flywheel housing. Remove starter mounting bolts. Remove shims and
note arrangement for reassembly.
Installation

To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure shims are installed in original location. Tighten starter
mounting bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
CAUTION: When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory
systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist
until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See
COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in the GENERAL
INFORMATION section before disconnecting battery.
NOTE: Vehicles are designed for starter mounting without shims. A short
shim or long shims may have been added to correct a noise or
engagement condition. When installing starter any previously installed
shims should be replaced in original location to ensure proper pinion
to flywheel clearance.

Merlin2021
Dec 31, 2010.


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