You remove the bolts, take off the old one and bolt on the new one.
My uncle had a 1992 sunbird and in order to change the starter on that one you had to take the front axle off and drop the starter out from the bottom because of the frame and cross over bars. Not sure if 89 would be exactly the same.
My daughter had one of those front drive cars. Rather than spend a lot of time on my back, I removed the head to get at it from above. I took the head in for service and wound up with a better car.
apparently the first person has no idea about the 89 turbos, the starter is under the multi port intake under the right side near the firewall, not a good take off bolt, replace job. I TOO would like to know from the gurus out here, do you take the passenger side wheel and axel off to get to the starter? Engine only has 52K Miles. Do not wish to remove anything i do not have to. Thanks!
What year? What year? What engine?
You can find the starter at the lower front part of the engine. You can change starter easily any time it has a fault.
Pontiac Sunbird Pontiac Sunbird
the starter on all Pontiac 326-455 engines are on the drivers side of the engine.
where do the wires on the starter go on a 1977 pontiac 400
The 2000 Pontiac Firebird starter can be found on the right hand side of the engine. The starter will be near the back of the engine.
Front of engine (behind serpentine belt).
Crank sensors are always located on the camshafts. The 1989 Pontiac Sunbird crank sensor is located on the head of the engine towards to end of the camshaft.
It is underneath the thing that says Multi Port FI. Underneath and toward the right side, you should be able to see it when looking at the engine from the back side.
lokks to be on the lower right side of engine