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.