How To Replace a Starter - EricTheCarGuy

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  • Published on Sep 25, 2011
  • Starter R&R 101 - EricTheCarGuy
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    Starter diagnosis video
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    This one covers the basics of starter R&R of course some applications have different procedures but for the most part this is what your looking at if you need to remove and replace a starter assembly. Enjoy.
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Comments • 126

  • Indigo Warrior
    Indigo Warrior 6 months ago

    Absolutely the BEST description of each step necessary with attention to details! Thumbs uo Bro.

  • Makla
    Makla Year ago

    I bought an aftermarket starter for my toyota, it's in the mail.
    Amazon and reviews said it will fit but it is a lot bigger. Will it fit? anyone ever have this experience?

  • Dan S
    Dan S Year ago

    This video saved me a ton of time. Great tip about connecting wires after install. I tried to install a starter on my 1999 Silverado hooking up the wires before mounting it. The wires kept it from going in properly. After disconnecting the wires I was able to mount in in jest a few minutes. I had a perfect view of the solenoid connectors from the wheel well. I was able to connect the wires without a problem. I also removed the oil dipstick for more room.-------Thanks again for the great video....

  • Yasu
    Yasu Year ago

    Thanks Eric, I need to do this job in this weekend because my truck was dead in a parking lot of company I work for.

  • William West
    William West 2 years ago

    Have A Comment & Question, I am 70 yrs Young < i have a 1999 Chevy 2500 Series Pickup, (not silverado ,Or any name ) just 2500 W/ 350 vortek engine <
    my Question is , DOES The starter mount to the Block Or To the bell housing??
    I have been told it was to bell housing I Think it is the block! the issue is the wing the outter bolt fastens to has been Broken off , so i was told just get bell housing,
    the Previous owner used all thread on this outside bolt & stripped the inner hole closest to oil pan < I have never heard of Starter mounting to bell housing
    so am I wrong Or Right < I Know i may never get answer but worth a try ,
    BY THE WAY , YOUR VIDEO,S ARE GREAT ( Wish they Existed when i was
    working on Engines & things GOOD JOB ! Wild Bill West, INDIANA USA.

  • RAYMOND NATERLIN
    RAYMOND NATERLIN 3 years ago

    Eric? i used DB for my alternator replacement. i have taken the link to their website. i see they have a 1 year warranty. have you had good results from their parts?. sure priced a lot better than the local auto parts store. i may order the starter for my ranger . thanks

  • Lametrice Robinson
    Lametrice Robinson 3 years ago

    THIS WAS A GREAT VIDEO VERY INFORMATIVE

  • Allen McKinney
    Allen McKinney 3 years ago

    what about the crankshaft position sensor? I just replaced my starter on my 00 s10 and I've had it kickback on one starter (remanufactured) which lasted two days and now I got a new starter to replace it but the truck still kicks every now and then.

  • veronicathebeautiful
    veronicathebeautiful 3 years ago

    AWESOME VIDEO MAN! I OWN A 98 CHEVY TAHOE and I'm starting to have problems starting it. I figure, the starter must need to be replace. I HAVE NEVER DONE IT SINCE I PURCHASE IT IN 2001. She's a beauty.

  • henry dixon
    henry dixon 3 years ago

    Hi Eric I just purchase a 1969 C10 and it is having starter problem when cranking the engine over there are a nasty noise it make the guy I brought the truck from said he has replace the started at one time and it dose the same thing should I replace it again any idea as to were to start thanks however I do notice that there are shiny spot on some
    places the fly wheel

  • William Gittins
    William Gittins 3 years ago

    Hi Eric. When I turn the key on my car the engine produces 500-700rpm but won't start but the wire from the solenoid keeps catching fire. I can bump start the car, do you think this is a bad starter than needs replacing

  • William Gittins
    William Gittins 3 years ago

    Hi Eric. When I turn the key on my car the engine produces 500-700rpm but won't start but the wire from the solenoid keeps catching fire. I can bump start the car, do you think this is a bad starter than needs replacing

  • dolebiscuit
    dolebiscuit 3 years ago +1

    This is perfect for me because the starter on my '96 Chevy Tahoe just died (No crank, battery has plenty of juice), so now I know exactly what to do. Thanks so much!

  • MegaThunder70
    MegaThunder70 4 years ago

    With all due respect I would have laughed my ass off if he dropped that starter on his head

  • Derone Florence
    Derone Florence 6 years ago +1

    Puedes un video en español? No hablo ingles.

  • neo4833
    neo4833 6 years ago

    Were the freeze plugs leaking coolant?

  • vlasktom
    vlasktom 6 years ago

    His recent vids don't have the BBB stuff, so go piss off

  • Heath Achatz
    Heath Achatz 6 years ago

    Great video. My 2000 starter died in a parking lot yesterday. I watched the video, bought a starter, crawled under the jeep and an hour later started the thing up. All the bolts on my Jeep were 15mm. Thanks a ton!

  • Teresa Cordova
    Teresa Cordova 7 years ago

    Thanks, I am having problems with removing the wires. That is why I check for this video. I found your video to be the most helpful.
    Thanks for the help!
    It is now after 8pm. Gotta git 'er done for tommorow work day.

  • TheFloorBoys
    TheFloorBoys 7 years ago

    Thanks!!!!!

  • IronPriest82
    IronPriest82 7 years ago

    I couldn't do this kind of work...

  • Georg1979
    Georg1979 7 years ago

    I've had an issue with my starter a couple of years back. I'm from Hungary so the currency is different. But a new starters price was like ~100 000HUF. And we've found out that we had two wornout sleeve bearings in the starter, and a third one missing. The symptom was slow crankin'. So it worked, but my mechanic has said, that he wanted to take a look at it. So he changed the bearings, and it works fine since then. (6 years). And the repair cost? 900HUF. Now that is something! Cheers!

  • fightingfalconfan
    fightingfalconfan 7 years ago

    I thought starter's/solenoid had a pulley for the serpentine belt...

  • Mark (217maka)
    Mark (217maka) 7 years ago

    He's just trying to make a living out of this, give the guy a break.

  • Michael Luscher
    Michael Luscher 7 years ago

    No he didnt

  • John Fauerbach
    John Fauerbach 7 years ago

    u got sold out by BBB

  • paky66
    paky66 7 years ago

    Hey Eric! Haven't you noticed the coolant leak just above the starter? (it begins from the freese plug) Wouldn't that be the one that caused the previous starter to break?

  • IsmaelAdame
    IsmaelAdame 7 years ago

    Hi eric, i have a blow fuse issue could a bad solenoid or bad shimmed starter cause this, ive already tested all wireing thank you, its a motorcycle

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @swatsticker I have a local supplier, the starter in this video was supplied by BBB however.

  • Carrera
    Carrera 8 years ago

    where do you by your parts from?

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @somenutjob Feel free especially if you're buying the drinks.

  • Tim
    Tim 8 years ago

    @EricTheCarGuy i should buy you dinner with the money i saved!

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @somenutjob I'm always happy to hear when my work helps people do their own repairs, thanks for the comment.

  • Tim
    Tim 8 years ago

    eric about a week after seeing this video my starter failed. but its okay i was confident enough to change it myself. i just watched your video on the Tahoe that had a misfire in cyl 6. uhoh

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @ASEmaster1980 Some would say it's a better description, when you do what I do you do what you can to try and cut down on the hate comments as it can take up a lot of time dealing with those.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @patternpimp Click the link in the description. :)

  • Michael Wheeler
    Michael Wheeler 8 years ago

    @EricTheCarGuy Yeah, I didn't know about the one wire was a fusible link, which was a mistake on my part. It's got the correct wire there now, luckily, nothing bad happened and the car is doing great. :)

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @fatrat440 Thanks an excellent tip thanks for the suggestion.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @pinoypower247 It is nice to have that 'big' feel but to be honest from a production standpoint it's kind of a pain. Thanks for the comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @youtubasoarus Thank you for that, it's my intention to make the best videos that I can and as time goes on I hope to make them even better. Thanks for the comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @shishoromer If you have put any lubricant's on the threads it may cause that. It's also important that the wheels are torqued properly. Lastly if there is a lot of corrosion on the wheel and hub you might want to clean it as that could make it so that you can't fasten the wheel securely if it's bad enough.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @aaronac8 I suppose you could also remove the positive however it's always been common practice to remove the negative cable, mostly I think to prevent sparks near the battery during connection and disconnection.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @RealCadde I actually have some ideas for that but I need some more materials. Thanks for the tip.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @robsz1 I do what I can as I hate watching crappy video, in fact I've been unhappy with some of my own stuff from time to time. Thanks very much for your comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @themarsvolta215 You are correct but I've since fixed that sorry.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @markkjay I'll pass that along, thanks for the comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @MikesFitnessGoals I was too actually.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @motorztv Thank you, they are a great group of people to work with.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @JohnSRosamond Most corrosion occurs at the battery but occasionally you find it at the connections, I would use a little sand paper on the connector if that was the case, you could use dielectric grease but in my opinion that would be overkill.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @JTheGuitarPlayer If only I had more time, as it is I'm running about 3 days behind. I'm starting to think about adding a camera man and perhaps an editor which will allow me to do more, not there yet though. Thanks as always for your insightful and entertaining comments.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @hondaslave I know I forgot, I fixed it though.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @foxdmulder Excellent points, in fact I hope to make a diesel starter replacement video in the future. Thanks for the tips and the comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @SuperchargedMustang5 Yea some are harder than others, try a Cadillac Northstar starter, fun.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @720omg I hope to cover engine management after the electrical series. Thanks for the comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @Michiganborn1969 You just might be onto something.....

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @peelout40 I will mention it but I will also mention that you should never replace a fuesable link with regular wire as they are there to help protect the circuit (just like a fuse), without them you could burn up something way more expensive and harder to find. Thanks for the comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @rwdplz1 I'm impressed myself, thanks for the comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @hondannyboy I did but I fixed it, sorry for the delay.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @spelunkerd I'm still trying to figure out how to do what I do so don't feel bad there. Thanks very much for your comment.

  • EricTheCarGuy
    EricTheCarGuy  8 years ago

    @knifenut67 Well since I missed the deadline probably not. I worry about putting out that kind of info anyway. You just need a McDonalds straw and some HVAC sealer sometimes called DumDum that you use to plug up the end of the straw then use a long tip blow gun (see my tool box video) to shoot them with. Happy birthday.