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SILVERADO 4X4 STARTER REMOVAL


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1dodge1mopar
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Nov 6, 2012, 5:11 PM

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  post locked   SILVERADO 4X4 STARTER REMOVAL  

I HAVE AN '01 SILVERADO 1500 4X4 W/5.3L. I AM TRYING TO REPLACE THE STARTER. I HAVE IT LOOSE, BUT...CAN'T GET IT DOWN TO REMOVE THE WIRING.

IN ONE PLACE-EHOW-IT SAID TO-ON 4X4'S-TO REMOVE THE NUT TO THE AXLE BOLT & SLIDE THE BOLT OUT TO THE END OF THE THREADS, BUT...NOT TO REMOVE IT.

I BELIEVE THE FRONT END HAS HAD SOME WORK DONE ON IT. THE BOLT THRU THE ALUMINUM-LOOKING PART IS INSERTED FROM THE STARTER SIDE THRU THIS PART THRU THE A-ARM-W/NUT ON O/S-WHEEL SIDE-OF TRUCK.

THIS BOLT-HEAD IS STOPPING THE STARTER FROM PASSING DOWN OFF THE ENGINE.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? IF I WERE TO REMOVE THE BOLT...HOW DIFFICULT WOULD IT BE TO REPLACE? OR IS THAT A RECCOMMENDED OPTION?

THERE IS A WIRING CLUSTER @ THE END OF THE STARTER THAT IS IN THE WAY OF STARTER MOVEMENT. IT LOOKS LIKE WIRING TO THE STARTER. I CAN'T GET TO THE WIRING TO LOOSEN IT WHILE STILL UP BESIDE OF THE BLOCK.

THANX.


Hammer Time
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Nov 6, 2012, 5:21 PM

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  post locked   Re: SILVERADO 4X4 STARTER REMOVAL  

Here are the instructions from the service manual.



STARTER MOTOR REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE






  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.




  1. Remove the right transmission cover bolt.




  1. Remove the starter bolts.
  2. Slide the starter forward until the starter clears the transmission.




  1. Disconnect the oil level sensor electrical connector (6).
  2. Remove the starter solenoid nut (3).
  3. Remove the starter lead (2) from the solenoid stud.




  1. Remove the starter lead nut.
  2. Remove the positive cable from the starter stud.
  3. Place the starter on a workbench.




  1. Unsnap the transmission cover from the starter.




  1. If necessary, remove the starter shield.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE




  1. If necessary, install the starter shield.




  1. Snap the transmission cover to the starter.




  1. Install the positive cable to the starter stud.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

  1. Install the starter lead nut.

Tighten
Tighten the starter lead nut to 9 N.m (80 lb in) .



  1. Install the starter solenoid lead (2) to the solenoid stud.
  2. Install the starter solenoid nut (3).

Tighten
Tighten the starter solenoid nut to 3.4 N.m (30 lb in) .
  1. Connect the oil level sensor electrical connector (6).




  1. Snap the transmission cover onto the starter.
  2. Slide the starter rearward.
  3. Install the starter bolts.

Tighten
Tighten the starter bolts to 50 N.m (37 lb ft) .



  1. Install the right transmission cover bolt.

Tighten
Tighten the transmission cover bolt to 9 N.m (80 lb in) .
  1. Lower the vehicle.




  1. Connect the negative battery cable.




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1dodge1mopar
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Nov 6, 2012, 6:36 PM

Post #3 of 5 (17148 views)
  post locked   Re: SILVERADO 4X4 STARTER REMOVAL  

THANX FOR YOUR REPLY.

I WAS TOLD THE STARTER HAS BEEN REPLACED WHEN I BOUGHT THE TRUCK. APPARENTLY THE JERKS-WORKING IN THE SHOP-DON'T KNOW/CARE TO REPLACE PARTS WHEN REASSEMBLING-AFTER A REPAIR.

THERE IS NO TRANSMISSION COVER ON THE TRANSMISSION ON THIS TRUCK.

I DON'T KNOW HOW ONE CAN REMOVE THE WIRING FROM THE BATTERY & THE WIRE TO THE SOLENOID...WHEN...ONE CAN'T GET TO THEM FROM UNDERNEATH. DOES THIS HAVE TO BE DONE THRU THE FENDERWELL? I HAVE ALWAYS REMOVED STARTER BOLTS....REMOVED STARTER FROM ENGINE...HELD STARTER IN ONE HAND & USED A 1/8" RATCHET ASSEMBLY TO REMOVE NUT FROM SOLENOID & 3/8" DRIVE FOR THE BATT. NUT...THEN CARRIED STARTER TO SHOP BENCH. THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN I COULD ROTATE THE STARTER-ON ENGINE TO DO THIS.

IS THERE ANY INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BEST METHOD TO REMOVE THE WIRING/BATT CONNECTOR NUT?

THERE IS ABOUT A 4 X 8" OPENING INSIDE THE FENDERWELL WHERE THE FRONT END OF THE STARTER CAN BE SEEN.

THANX


Flyboyslc1
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Feb 8, 2015, 8:14 PM

Post #4 of 5 (11617 views)
  post locked   Re: SILVERADO 4X4 STARTER REMOVAL  

i searched and read this thread before attempting to change my starter. The post regarding working through the fender well is spot on. I got the starter loosened from the engine fine, but could not move it forward to let it drop down to where i could remove the wires. So i pulled the front right wheel and then removed the plastic fender liner. At that point there was just barely enough room to reach in with a quarter drive ratchet and remove the solenoid wire and battery terminal wire. Then the starter would slide forward enough to drop down and remove. Heres a tip on removing the fender liner. It is held in place with a two part plastic fastener. Pry the center of this fastener out first and then the entire fastener last. If you pry out the entire fastener at once you will for sure ruin them.

steve


Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 8, 2015, 10:25 PM

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Thread is from 2012! Please stick to current issues, this one locked now for archives,


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