The Chevrolet 454 engine is a powerful engine capable of horsepower and speed. This large engine needs a strong starter to engage the flywheel and turn the crankshaft. The 454 engine uses an electronic ignition that activates once the key is turned. A faulty starter can be replaced in thirty minutes, especially on the 454 where there is plenty of room to maneuver around in. The vehicle can be raised on jack stands if there is not enough room underneath. This is optional as there is plenty of clearance underneath the vehicle to pull the starter.
Open the hood to isolate the battery cables. Disconnect the positive and negative cable with a socket wrench.