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How do you install a car starter?

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To install a car starter, disconnect the car battery's negative cable, raise the front end of the vehicle, and remove the old starter after disconnecting its various electrical connections. Replace the old starter with the new starter, attach the top and bottom bolts, and make the required electrical connections. Connect the cable of the battery, and test to check for proper installation.

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To raise the vehicle's front end, use a ramp or jack. Keep the rear wheels of the car immobile using chocks. Then, locate the old starter close to the manifold on the driver's side.

To remove the old starter, disconnect its positive and negative wires, and remove the cable that connects to the battery. Also, remove all the wires attached to the solenoid. Detach the brackets that support the starter. Next, remove the bolt on the top using a socket wrench or a wrench with an open face. Then, hold the starter, and take the bolt at the bottom out.

Remove the starter from its chassis, and replace it with the new one. To install the replacement starter, reattach the bolts using the wrench and the brackets. Solder the wires to the brain of the starter. Connect the wires leading to the antenna, LED sensor and other components. Connect the cable of the starter to the battery and the unit's positive and negative wires to the appropriate terminals.

When testing for proper installation, if the vehicle does not start, check the connections made, and correct any wiring mistakes.

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