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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1995-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire Starter Replacement

Fits years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

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Tools required:

  • T25 Torx Bit/ratchet

  • 8mm socket/ratchet

  • 10mm socket/ratchet

  • 13mm socket/ratchet

  • 15mm socket/ratchet

Step 1: Open the vehicle's hood. Using the 8mm socket/ratchet, disconnect the vehicle's positive battery cable.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the 8mm (1) and 10mm (1) bolts to disconnect the electrical leads from the starter assembly.

Step 3: From beneath the vehicle, loosen and remove the T25 Torx screw (1) located on the starter assembly.

Step 4: Loosen and remove the 13mm bolts (3) that secure the undercarriage brace to the vehicle. Remove the brace.

Step 5: Loosen and remove the 10mm bolts (2) on the DRIVER'S side of the starter assembly.

Step 6: Loosen and remove the 13mm bolt (1) on the PASSENGER'S side of the starter assembly (up and near the back).

Step 6: Loosen and remove the 15mm bolts (2) on the DRIVER'S side of the starter assembly.

Step 7: You can now remove the starter from the vehicle.

NOTE: Loosen and remove the 10mm bolts (2) that secure the mounting bracket to the starter assembly. Mount this assembly to the new starter.

Step 8: Mount the NEW starter by tightening the 15mm bolts (2) and the 13mm bolt (1). You can now tighten the 10mm bolts (2).

Step 9: Secure the brace to the UNDERSIDE of the area by tightening the 13mm bolts (3).

Step 10: Secure the wiring leads to the starter assembly by tightening the T25 screw (1), 8mm bolt (1), and 10mm bolt (1).

Step 11: Reconnect the battery cable.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

95 1995, 96 1996, 97 1997, 98 1998, 99 1999, 00 2000, 01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Replacement Instructions

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