I have a 94 Camaro that I have owned since new. I have 195,000 miles on it and just now have had the first non-starting issue with her (besides a new battery and one new alternator). I need to replace the starter in my Camaro. I have removed the two starter bolts and wiring and cannot pull the starter. It seems that there is everything in the way to pull it clear of the car. Do I have to drop the exhaust Y pipe just to drop the starter? Please help with tricks or suggestions. Thanks
You will find a round steel rod with a hole in each end just below the starter, and next to the y-pipe of the exhaust system. Remove this strut brace between the crossmember and the chassis and so long as you have removed the battery positive cable and the ignition wire from the starter solenoid mounted on the starer, the starter will pass though this opening with a little maneuvering of the starter. You will not need to disconnect the exhaust or motor mounts if you have retained the stock exhaust manifolds and y-pipe.
While the starter is out, you might want to check the condition of your battery cables especially the engine block ground terminal connection and the end of the negative battery cable. This is often the culprit for hard starting problems. Your starter may be still good. Have it tested before purchasing a new rebuilt exchange. They are rarely as good as your original starter is. If you need to and can allow your ride to be down for a few days, have yours rebuilt by a reputable repair shop in your area. Insist they use quality parts over price, and you can get a better deal than buying an offshore import replacement.
Piece of cake! : D