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How do you replace the starter on a 1991 Geo Prism?

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Well, they certainly didn't design this engine to make it easy to work on. besure and let your car cool off before you try this. You'll be working very close to the exhaust and engine.

1. Disconnect the battery's negative cable.

2. You'll need to raise the car off the ground, either on a set of ramps or with a jack and two stands. Do NOT try to work on the car while it's on a jack. This is dangerous.

3. The starter is located behind the engine, between the engine and the firewall, right about the crossmember and the catalytic converter.There are two bolts that hold the starter on. You'll need a 3/8" drive socket wrench, a long extension and a 14mm socket. for these two bolts.

4. One bolt is under the starter. It must be accessed from below. I found it easiest to go in from the right side, over the suspension and exhaust. You'll needa little elbow grear to loosen it at first but once you break it free, it comes out easily.

5. The other bolt is located above the starter. You have to remove the air cleaner box and house that goes to the fuel injector area. You can look down and see that head of the bolt. use your socket to remove this bolt.

6. Now get back under the car, pull the starter out and and take off the 12mm nut that holds the two wire on a bolt on the starter and then pull off the plug that also clips onto the starter.

7. You'll have to pull the starter out through the right side above the suspension to get it out.

8. Now reverse the baove steps to put in your new starter!.

good luck!

Jim

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