Replacing Starter on 1991 Buick Century 3.3L V6

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Old 05-04-06, 01:22 PM
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Replacing Starter on 1991 Buick Century 3.3L V6

I went to the library and printed off the directions from the Chilton's manual. In this it states de-pressurizing the AC, removing the front manifold, cooling fan, ...

Is all this absolutely necessary?

Any help at all is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sean
 
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Old 05-04-06, 03:25 PM
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Looks like a real dog to replace. Autozone shows about the same steps:

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d800efd27.jsp

Think I would opt for a shop to do it.
 
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Old 05-04-06, 05:11 PM
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If I ever bought such a vehicle and learned after the fact that the manufacturer made such an asinine design that would require such ridiculous labor, I would make it my mission to ruin sales for that company. Believe you me! That is ridiculous!

Reminds me of the lady last year who asked me how much her estimate was from the Dodge garage to change out her serpentine belts: $600...for belts! Because supposedly they had to remove stuff and jack up the engine off the motor mounts. That kinda stuff is silly.
 
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Old 05-04-06, 05:29 PM
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Gotta agree with you on that, Dave. Whoever designed the starter location on that must have flunked designing 101.
 
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Old 05-05-06, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for all the help. From ALL the searching, and all the people/mechanics etc. No one is familar with having depressurize the AC, however I did run across a few who did remove the fan and manifold.

The car is 16 yrs old, the AC works great, and I am a real fan of:

"IF it ain't broke ..."

Again thanks all and have a great weekend.

I'll try to pop back when it is done and let you know what 'actually' needed to be done.

Sean
 
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