How to Remove a Starter on a 1982 Chevrolet Chevette

In 1982, the Chevrolet Chevette was Chevrolet's answer to the gas crisis. It was a small car with not much horsepower, but better gas mileage than some other vehicles. By today, these cars have lots of miles on them, and the starter has probably been turned over thousands of times. Eventually, the starter motor will give out, and the car won't be able to start. To fix the problem, you have to replace the starter, but first, you have to remove the old one.

Tools Used: Open-end wrench set, Flathead screwdriver, 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and socket set, 3/8-inch universal joint

Remove a Starter

Open up the hood. Take off the bolt securing the negative terminal to the battery and lift off the terminal. Repeat the process on the positive terminal. Unscrew the wing-nut on the top of the air cleaner and lift the cleaner off the engine. Put the air cleaner to the side so it is out of the way.

Pull the vacuum lines off the side of the carburetor. Then remove the gas line from the carburetor using the flat-head screwdriver. Unbolt the shield around the distributor coil using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and move it out of the way.

Locate the starter motor, which is visible below the carburetor on the driver's side of the engine. Disconnect the electrical connections on the starter motor using an open-end wrench.

Unbolt the starter from the engine using the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets, and if necessary, using the 3/8-inch universal joint. Remove the nuts holding the master cylinder to the brake booster using an open-end wrench. Then remove the starter from the engine.

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