TROUBLE CHANGING THE STARTER ON A 1999 CHEVY SLIVERADO 1500

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  • 1999 Chevrolet Silverado

I need to replace the starter on my 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 (5.3 liter 115K miles). I have gotten the two bolts off, but am having trouble getting the darn thing out. Is there any easier way? Should I be removing the wires prior to getting it out? It feels like there is not enough room to back it all the way out. Please help! Thanks.

Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 9:22 PM

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  • dennyp
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There should be a plastic shield on the transmission bellhousing. It is held on with one small bolt. Removing this will give you a little moe room. As far as getting the starter out, it's tough but it will come out with the wires attatched.A couple good curse words usually works for me.

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Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 9:45 PM

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