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Starter replacement on a V

Bill S.

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Hey

OK so I need to get my starter changed out. Battery was new (Walmart) 07-2019. Had Walmart check it . They have a little meter load tester gizmo they use. It came up perfect. Trust but verify. I had it cheked at a friend's garage (Snap On Battery tester) . It tested very good over all; load, charge state, the whole schpiel.

Just hooked up jumper cables from my '92 Truck (350 V-8, New battery ). . The V just about started. Slooooooow cranking but it started. It's getting worse.

Queston: I read about and viewed the starter change out procedures on You Tube for the typical Nortstar4.6. Is it the same for the V, 4.4 ??

Bill
 
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richardyoo

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I believe the starter is in the valley of the engine on the top side... on the V you have to remove the entire superchrager assembly off the top - I have personally seen the starter at the top when doing some work on the top end before.... I suspect it must be in the same place for the base 4.6 as well, I don't know where else it would fit.
 

Bill S.

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2006 V, Raven Black with Shale interior
I believe the starter is in the valley of the engine on the top side... on the V you have to remove the entire superchrager assembly off the top - I have personally seen the starter at the top when doing some work on the top end before.... I suspect it must be in the same place for the base 4.6 as well, I don't know where else it would fit.
Yes, I get it ...the starter is under the intake; it's a given. . Was just wondering if removing the S/C was involved as well. The change out on the 4.6 seems rather easy.

Bill
 

mickeytee

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check out your cables and make sure all the connections are clean and tight .the starter is not a highly known fail item so I would certainly check everything else before replacing it.
 

richardyoo

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Yes, I get it ...the starter is under the intake; it's a given. . Was just wondering if removing the S/C was involved as well. The change out on the 4.6 seems rather easy.

Bill

Yes - I have removed the SC a few times... I had rats build nests in there more than once and they only way to clean it up is to tear apart the motor - I have no idea why GM didn't install blocking plates to prevent debris from getting in there. Once the SC is removed, the starter is sitting in there at the top.
 

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