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starter on a truck with a sm465?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87sm465np208, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    how do you replace the starter on a truck with a stick? does this mean you have to pull the whole friggin bell houseing off and disconnect the driveshafts and all that crap, or is it as easy as dissconnecting the neg. terminal on the battery and just unbolting the old starter and wires from the outside of the belhouseing and takin it out and putting in the new starter and bolting it back up and wireing it? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
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  2. Butch

    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    It is the same to install as a starter on an auto. If you have headers it is a little difficult to get it past them, but other than that it goes just like you described. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    cool thanks, you took a load off my mind, i thought it would be a real PITA.

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  4. tRustyK5

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    It's a 7 minute job with basic tools...I recently swapped in a new starter in the parts store parking lot while on holidays. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    It's real easy. Only the nose of the starter lives inside the bell housing. Once you remove the bolts holding the starter to the block, it will slide forward and drop right out. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    What Harry meant to say: </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    it will slide forward and drop right on your head

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  7. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    cool thanks guys, you all really took a load off my mind, thank you all.
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Rene, you're cracking me up! I actually typed that at first, then changed it. I figured everybody has to learn just how damn heavy those little things are... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Of course, it's nothing like dropping a 14 bolt FF carrier on your toes, eh? /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    I'm working on dropping an entire K5 on myself a piece at a time... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    I had to take the starter out of our 35ton crane and talk about falling on your head. This thing weighed in at 125lbs. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif To top it off you have to slide it forward and then stand it vertical to get it in between the two front axles. Have to eat your wheaties before starting.
     
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    Careful! A few of those pieces are pretty heavy! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     

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