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Dumb question... According to AllData, this is the procedure for replacing the starter on a 1997 Nissan Sentra: Remove battery negative cable from battery. Remove intake air duct. Remove starter motor mounting bolts. Remove battery cable from starter motor. Disconnect harness connector from starter motor harness. Remove starter motor. Everything else I've read states to remove from below the vehicle. Which is correct?

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Perhaps you're reading more into this than is really there.

The AllData advise sounds accurate, and I'm confident the spirit of the instruction is to perform these initial steps from under the hood (on the top side of the engine). Having completed the initial steps, go under the car and actually physically remove the starter from underneath.

Did you purchase a single vehicle subscription to AllData from AutoZone? The basic subscription is for only one year. For about the same amount of money you can purchase a vehicle specific repair manual and use it until you wear the ink from the pages. I'll take hardcopy over internet any day!

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Disconnect the battery, jack it up and take it out

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Starter Motor -located to articulate with flywheel that has gear teeth between the engine and transmission accessible from down below. REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 240SX WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Support the transmission with a jack and remove the 4 rear mounting bracket bolts.
  3. Lightly lower the transmission to make room and pull out the dipstick tube.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Connector bracket from the front mount bracket
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  5. Install or connect the following:
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    • Harness connector
    • Connector bracket to the front mount bracket
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  6. Remove the transmission jack
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Connector bracket from the front mount bracket
    • Harness connector
    • Starter bolts
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    To install:
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Starter and torque the bolts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm)
    • Harness connector
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Wiring at the starter
    • Bolts attaching the starter to the engine
    • Starter
    To install:
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Starter and torque the bolts to 70 inch lbs. (8 Nm)
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Air duct
    • Harness protector from the harness
    • Starter wiring at the starter
    • Starter-to-engine bolts
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  2. Install or connect the following:
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    • Starter wiring
    • Harness protector
    • Air duct
    • Negative battery cable
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Air inlet tube
    • Harness bracket
    • Wiring at the starter
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  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Starter and torque the bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm)
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How do you remove a 1999 Nissan Altima starter?


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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
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To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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    Negative battery cable Wiring at the starter Bolts attaching the starter to the engine Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 70 inch lbs. (8 Nm) Starter electrical connections Negative battery cable

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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
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To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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1996 Nissan Sentra would not start...


I changed the starter in my 1996 Nissan Sentra, and I assume the 1997 Sentra is very similar to mine. It's a VERY nasty job. Basic steps are: 1) put car on lift or on ramps (so you can get underneath) 2) remove cable connections to battery 3) remove oil filter (yes, that's right. The filter needs to be removed to provide proper clearance for your hands, tools, and starter itself. Yuck!) 4) remove the bolt on the lower portion of the support strut for the intact manifold, so the support strut can be gently moved slightly to the side to provide clearance 5) remove the electrical connections to the starter 6) remove the 2 bolts holding the starter to the engine. One is accessible from below, and the other one (believe it or not) is accessible from the top. Installation of course is the reverse of the above. It's a genuine pain to change the starter. But, on the positive side, it beats having to pay the dealer or a mechanic.

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