"John" wrote in message
> Just wanted to know if this is an hour or 4-hour job.
> I have replaced starters before, and it is usually two big bolts, a few
> electrical connections, and a whole lot of holding a starter above your
> trying to get it off and on the car.
> The reason I am asking is that someone mentioned to me that I may have to
> remove some exhaust piping.
> Anyone have any experience with this?
Yep, remove exhaust. As well, in order to drop the exhaust down far enough,
you have to either remove the transmission brace, or take the exhaust loose
at the muffler(or converter) I believe. In my instance, I brought it in to
work(there's a garage and full time mechanic here) and had him do it.
Instead of removing the entire exhaust or brace or anything, we took the
exhaust loose on the left side only, from manifold, cut the pipe and removed
that section, put the new starter on, then hooked back up to the manifold
and welded the pipe back together. Not totally kosher I suppose, but
vehicles here in my state are only inspected when bought/sold... so...