Where Is a Car Starter Usually Located?

Most car starters are under the vehicle, where the engine and transmission meet. Sometimes in front-wheel vehicles with side-mounted engines, the car starter is accessible from the hood. However, owners and mechanics usually can only access the car starter by getting under the car.

Replacing a car's starter requires first removing the old car starter. The steps to removing the old starter include disconnecting the positive battery cable, raising the car using a jack and removing the bolts from the starter. To ensure the purchase of the correct new part, the owner should take the old starter to an auto parts store and then compare products or ask a store employee for assistance.