Replacing the starter for a Chevy Silverado usually takes between 30 minutes to two hours. Silverado starters are generally easy to access and can be replaced without removing other parts under the hood.
The starter in a Chevy Silverado is typically located on the underside of the vehicle, next to the transmission. However, it may be found on different sides of the engine depending on the year of the vehicle's release. The starter is attached to the engine by two wires and at least two bolts that need to be disconnected before it can be replaced. Some tools a mechanic needs to replace the starter include a combination wrench set, floor jack and torque wrench.