As I said my Father retired as a mechanic and at age 55 I have done much work on import and domestic autos myself, in the freezing ten degree below zero weather, outdoors, in Ohio. In situations where it was literally fix the car or die!
I have more patience than a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon! Heh heh heh!
Anyway, I already removed the air filter assembly before I came to this website to ask the question. (However, I need help and you should be fair on this point, this step in removing the air filter stuff is not mentioned in any manuals and I am not being critical just pointing out that in your original post you did not mention this step either. Correct? I'm just asking.)
Now the main issue is being able to reach these two bolts holding the starter in, because you can hardly see either of them and doing it strictly by feel (which I have done so on many other jobs) just is not working in this case.)
Also the 1994 Altima setup seems different from other model years, at least from the pics I've seen in some manuals. Perhaps I am wrong on that point.
BUT it does not matter since you have done DOZENS of 1994 Altima starter-endectomies exactly how do you get to these bolts. And while we are at it is this really a one person job? Because getting the new one in while trying to thread some bolts blindly would seem to be interesting to say the least.
Yes a HUMAN put it in, however the engine may have not been in the car when the started was attached to it! So.I was wondering does one have to remove the entire hood and climb on top of the engine in order to get at the starter bolts for the 1994 Altima? Please explain exactly all the steps and any tricks you used in your dozen times of doing a 1994 Altima started removal and replacement job. I do REALLY do greatly appreciate your help, and I follow instructions well! I have been patiently working at this on and off over a month and using my spare car in the meantime.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM