Starter location

Tiny
WILPEREZ
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  • 2000 TOYOTA CELICA
Electrical problem 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 70986 miles

Where is the starter located and how to replace it.
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Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 4:52 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

The starter is on the side of the engine toward the front of the car. You will need to jack the car up to change it.

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

and this will give you an idea on what you are in for when doing the job

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

Here is a diagram (below) on what its on your car.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
POZOBYT
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  • 1992 TOYOTA CELICA
1992 Toyota Celica 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I'm trying to change my starter and I can't find it.

Where is the starter located? Or at least in what general area.

I have a 1.6L engine if that helps.
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hi pozobyt, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation and selecting us as your auto repair site Feel free to ask questions at anytime and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010

At the battery positive post they'll be a black or black and red cable follow that cable towards the engine it will lead you deadon to the starter

BTW what's wrong with the starter?
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
POZOBYT
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Oh okay thanks!

Well, it's been making a loud grinding noise when I go to start my car, and sometimes the starter wont engage at all, it'll just click. When it doesn't engage, I usually just wait a few minutes and start it again, and it starts. But it still makes a loud grinding sound.
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Grinding noises points to a bad starter or excessive clearance between the drive pinion and flexplate/flywheel-Investigate the flexplate for wear and tear.
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
POZOBYT
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Oh alright, I'll check that too. I'd hate to buy a starter and that not be the problem.

Thanks!
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)

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