Where is the starter located on this Sorento?

Tiny
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Where is the starter located on this Sorento?
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 10:57 PM

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Tiny
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It is under the car in a bad spot sandwiched between the engine block and the catalytic converter. Here are tow guides that will help you get he job done and a picture from the internet. Take some time and you can get it done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

and

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

Here is the starter from Amazon made by Kia which when you are replacing it I would go for becasue there is nothing worse than putting it back together and have a rebuilt unit poop out and you will need to do the job all over again.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L2PGXYE/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00L2PGXYE&linkId=9c87e022f02ec8ce452c082b336aac19

Please let us know what happens and upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, September 15th, 2017 AT 5:46 PM
Tiny
DEREK ADAM PITCOCK
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Do I need to remove anything to take starter off to replace it?
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Friday, September 15th, 2017 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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You will need to raise the car and disconnect the battery cable before you begin. Here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when changing the starter motor.

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

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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