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Trouble installing a starter

Postby Puhly [OP] » Nov 13 2011, 4:01am

How to install a starter in a 2003 sierra 5.3 . I got the old one out with a little wiggling .... Now for the life of me I can not put it back in .. seems like it is hitting something maybe the dipstick. Or something. Been at it for hours to get in back and just won't go ... Is there something I'm supposed to do ... Remove something etc ...

Please help me
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Re: how to install a starter

Postby ASTE25 » Nov 13 2011, 6:30am

I doubt anyone will be able to tell you what the obstruction is. I will say, if it came out that hole, it will go back in. You will just have to keep trying with it. Sorry I can't be any more help than this. Been there, done that. I do find that cussing works wonders. If that fails, I can just step away from it for a while and get a bite to eat. It will usually go right back in once I'm not pissed off anymore.
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Re: how to install a starter

Postby country1911 » Nov 13 2011, 7:03am

I did this in 07, so my memory is a little foggy. IIRC, it twists on its way in. I do remember it was a bear and I had to step away for a while to calm down.
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Re: Trouble installing a starter

Postby Puhly [OP] » Nov 13 2011, 3:58pm

I just thought maybe this being a sierra forum some one would know a trick or something thats all but thanks for the replies
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Re: Trouble installing a starter

Postby ASTE25 » Nov 14 2011, 2:58am

Well, did you get it put back in?
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Re: Trouble installing a starter

Postby Puhly [OP] » Nov 14 2011, 3:04am

yeah . just a little forcing to push the dip stick out the way or something. but it was a pain lol
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