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How to Change a Starter on a Saturn SL1

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A bad starter motor on your Saturn LS1 will make strange noises, heat up the starter cables or just refuse to crank the engine. This requires a starter replacement. Whether you are rebuilding or installing a new unit in your Saturn, follow these simple steps to replace it in a matter of minutes. We will follow the procedure for two of the most common models: the L4-2.2L Engine (Vin F) and the V6-3.0L Engine (Vin R). Other models have a very similar process for removing and installing the starter motor.

Tools Used: Tools, Wrench set, Ratchet and socket set, Jack and jack stand

Change a Starter

Park the vehicle in a safe and level place with enough room around the front of the car.

Open the hood and disconnect the black, negative battery cable.