Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: how do i get to and replace starter

asked by on

I have tested the alternator and the battery. It will not start. So that leaves the starter right? I do not know how to get to it unless I have to drop the transmission.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there: In general, the process for repl...

Hi there:

In general, the process for replacing a starter follows this method:

  • Inspect the starter and ignition switch.
  • Remove and replace starter if it has failed.
  • Test for power going to starter.
  • Inspect the starter relay, grounds, supply cables and battery.

For specific tips on how to replace the starter on your 2002 GMC Yukon, I'd search YouTube.com for some videos you can watch or purchase a service manual for your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?
Recommended services
Get a Quote

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oky so everytime i try to start my car it makes this big loud clanking noise consistently on going when i try to start the car

I would need to hear the noise to be sure but when cranking the engine can only be one of two things. This could be the starter drive going bad or the flywheel has teeth worn or missing. Make sure...

Q: Too much oil in air tube

Hello. Some oil in the intake is normal. If there is a lot of oil then there may be something wrong. I usually clean the PCV system first to see if it is dirty and replace any worn parts. If...

Q: What should I do if the shifter won't change gears?

Hi, thanks for writing in. This is likely a shift linkage issue. There is a small plastic piece on the shift lever that helps to connect the shifting cable to the lever you see inside the vehicle. When these break,...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.