Starter location and replacement

Tiny
DANTE
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  • 1997 BUICK LESABRE
Where is the starter on a 97 buick lesabre?
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 8:39 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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The starter is on the left side of the engine block down low here is a guide and a diagrams below to help you change the starter motor out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

if the start is not working this guide will help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 11:08 PM
Tiny
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1992 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive

Starter location.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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This is not your motor, but starter location is the same. Just crawl under the car, it will be at the front of the engine.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_3800sc_seriesIII_06_1.jpg

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CFOSSE
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  • 1996 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,300 MILES
I cannot locate the starter on this car, can you tell me where it is?
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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Raise the vehicle. If you lie on your back, it will be in the very front of the motor, on the driver side.
This is not your motor, but the starter location is similar.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_gm3800_1.jpg

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
INDYRID
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  • 1992 BUICK LESABRE
Electrical problem
1992 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Where is the starter located on my car
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Starter is at lower left front of engine. If you have difficulties finding it, just follow the positive battery cable, it leads to the starter.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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If you lie down under the engine, you will see it towards the front of the engine, just a few inches off of the radiator. You will need to remove a flywheel cover (2 bolts) and then you can remove 2 mounting bolts for the starter. Keep in mind that you have two bolts on the starter body that need to come out as well.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
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I have a 1991 Buick LeSabre Custom. It has over 100 thousand miles on it and the engine size is a V6 3800. I need to know where the starter is located at so that I can get it replaced. Thank you.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Bottom of the engine, follow the battery cable.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:46 PM (Merged)
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DEONTE2009
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  • 160,000 MILES
REPLACE STARTER ON 1997 BUICK LESABRE
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Disconnect battery
raise and support the vehicle
disconnect the wires of the starter
and set aside
remove the starter bolts
remove starter
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SAG528
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  • 1997 BUICK LESABRE
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
The car has been sitting for a while due to the fact the Heat hasn't been working. I haven't had any major issues with the car but I went to start it and the light cluster across dash started flashing and just clicking then nothing. I had battery charged and it has 11.56 amps. I've been told battery is good or at least should turn car over. I located the starter which is in rear of motor towards the passenger compartment. I dropped the debris shield and I can clearly see starter but there is a cross member directly underneath it. Cross member has two (2) bolts on passenger side but welded on drivers side. If that can be moved I could get to starter. I'm looking for some direction on removing the starter so I can test it. Car has plenty of fresh gas in it.

Thanks, Steve
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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The generic spec for full charge is around 12.6 volts. I'd check the voltage circuits at the starter before pulling anything. One circuit is battery voltage, hot all the time. The other circuit, purple wire, starter solenoid s terminal. Should go hot with key in the crank position. Your security system can kill the starter.

My info for starter removal is pretty basic, doesn't say anything about cross-member being in the way? I can't tell much about removal without being able to look at it.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CATAFINA
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11.56 volts is low try another battery or get new one
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Hope you got it going your way.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
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XXXX
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  • 1997 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
How do I change starter
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
First, disconnect the battery. Next, remove the wiring to the starter. Finally, unbolt the two wires to the starter (Holding starter to the bell housing). The starter will now come out. Replace the new one in the reverse order.

Joe
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HFA
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  • 1994 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 130,000 MILES
Please tell me how to remove the rear starter bolt. I removed plastic flywheel shield, there is another plastic shield that goes under the starter that I can't see how to remove.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 12:47 PM (Merged)
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JACK42
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Some of those shields have a small 10mm bolt opposite of the starter on the front of the trans. You will have to look up betweent the trans and engine to see it.
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