How do you change a starter on a 1998 tacoma V6 Got it unbolted but can't get it out?
I did this last summer. The lunger contacts in the starter were worn out so I had to take it out. All I had to do was unscrew the power steering line (which is the main obstruction). make sure to screw it back on right away to minimize air getting into the line as well as fluid loss. If too much power steering fluid comes out, simply top it up with tranny fluid. if its anything like a 97..it'll take the removal of the brake line clamp and pry it out of the way gently as to not kink it but get it out of the way .then twist the starter and bring it out the side hole behind the tire,if your smooth you wont have to bust the plastic rivits holding the splash flaps in!!!i didnt have to loosin any thin else..oh i did have to remove the top of the trans filler tube to get closer to some hardware..enjoy...peace out!!!!
From what I understand, you have to diconnect the exhaust system on the side that the starter motor is located on. To reassemble you have to replace the exhaust gasket with a new one. If you are replacing the starter, there is a GM starter that is a direct replacement for the Isuzu starter and costs quite a bit less.
Laying on your back under the vehicle! There are 3 bolts, 2 that are easy and the third which is on top of the starter, which you cannot see. Suggest you buy a NEW starter,as it is such a pain to change, you dont want to do it again anytime soon. Good luck Is there any way to change the starter without a floor jack/jack? The rinning boards are too low.
First, you will want to disconnect the battery cables from the battery. Next go to your starter which will be under the truck at the front of the transmission. You will need to unbolt the starter from the transmission and disconnect the electrical wires from the starter. Remember where each wire goes to, then replace new starter by going in reverse.