Before going to the starter, check/clean first the battery clamps. The clamp/cable connected to the positive and the negative of the battery. More on the negative side of the battery. Make sure it is tight. If it is loose, symptoms on starting is the same.
Also before removing the starter, check first if the starter wires and cable nut are tight on connections, maybe it is just loose.
Here is a guide to help you change it out with diagrams below to show you how ion your car.
Starter is hidden on the other side of the engine close to the oil dipstick underneath the intake manifold. There are 3 bolts, 1 nut, and 1 solenoid terminal wire to remove. The two bolts can be removed above the car, the 3rd bolt, (12 Volt positive cable) nut, solenoid terminal wire can be removed underneath the car. The 2 bolts above the starter is the only thing accessible above the car, the rest of the starter removal is only accessible underneath the car. A little hard to remove because everything is so tight around it. If you will remove it by yourself, make sure to remove the negative side of the battery cable first. Good luck.
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Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 3:23 PM