Estimated time and difficulty level for starter replacement

Tiny
BOBBYG1129
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  • 2001 INFINITI I30
  • 89,000 MILES
I’m going to look at a car to buy and the girl said she has a new starter, but does not know how to put it in or have anyone to do it for her. She has another car so she just wants to sell it now and not deal with it. So I’m looking to possibly fix on spot and drive home. Any recommendations or things you think I should be aware of or other things to check first? I have volt meter and know how to test the battery but not familiar with anything else. I’m a 2 year HVAC technician but been installer for years. Thank you in advance.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 AT 9:16 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning,

1 hour is the book time for this procedure. I attached the procedure below with some pictures.

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

I would be very leary about this car. You do not know anything about this car at all. You could install the starter and find out it is not the starter, the motor could be locked up.

I would look for a running car you can road test and see if there are any underlying issues.

Roy

REMOVAL
1. Remove air duct assembly.
2. Remove harness protector from engine room harness.
3. Disconnect starter harness.
4. Remove starter bolts (two).
5. Remove starter.

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INSTALLATION
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 AT 4:40 AM

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