Old 06-26-08, 10:51 PM
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How do you replace the starter on a 1996 Buick Regal?
Old 06-27-08, 09:36 AM
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Here's a link for you.

I believe it's for the 3.8.
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Watch out for shims falling out; the new motor may need them.

If you know what you're doing, I recommend that when you get the new motor, hold it down on the ground with your foot and use jumper cables to try it for just an instant before you leave the store parking lot (the housing is usually negative, the other lead goes to the 1/4" bolt on the solenoid).
It's supposed to sound terrible and it does run fast without a load.
The sparking at the connections due to this inductive load and the 150 amp current is impressive, but the stored energy is harmless (At least I think it is. . .just call me lefty).
If you don't hold it down with your foot you will learn a lesson on conservation of momentum; it's sort of a violent recoil, but in a rotational sense.

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