1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Starter removal.

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  • 3.4L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • 170,000 MILES

How do I remove the starter from a 3.4 liter? Do I have to go from underneath? How many hoses and wires need to be re-routed? Do you have any helpful images? Do you have an image of the flywheel cover? The 3.4 is a beastly engine to work on and I need any help you can offer.

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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 AT 9:27 AM

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Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. As required, remove nuts from A/C compressor, exhaust system and/or engine braces, adjacent to starter. On M/T models, remove bending brace from around starter (if equipped). On all models, remove other items that may interfere with removal of starter.
If necessary, remove nut from engine cross brace. Using pry bar between upper engine mount and engine, pry rearward and support engine.
If necessary, remove oil filter, air induction tube and cooling fan. Remove flywheel inspection cover (if equipped). Remove starter solenoid terminal "S" nut and battery cable nut. Separate wiring from starter. Remove starter mounting bolts and any shims. Remove starter
Before installing starter onto engine, tighten inner solenoid terminal nuts to ensure they are secure in cap. Starter failure may occur due to terminal or cap damage. Ensure pinion-to-flywheel clearance is.020" (0.5 mm). See Fig. 7. Add or subtract shims as necessary. To complete installation, reverse removal procedures. Tighten starter mounting bolts to specification. Refer to the TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table
note: exhaust bolts or pipe may or may not have to be removed.
Vehicles are designed for starter mounting without shims. A single shim or double 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.

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