Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What is the steps I would take to replace the starter on this car?

asked by on

i am looking to go buy a 2002 cl55 amg where he says when he goes to crank the car the starter just clicks... i was curious on a brief walk through on how one would go about replacing the starter on this car.

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. To replace the starter on your vehicle, perform the following steps:

  • (1). Remove the negative battery cable (-) from the battery
  • (2). Raise up the vehicle and put the vehicle on jack stands
  • (3). Remove the power wires to the starter motor (will have to remove an engine wind cover if there is one)
  • (4). Remove the bolts that secure the starter to the engine
  • (5). Take the starter out of the engine and install the new starter in to the engine
  • (6). Install the bolts that secure the starter to the engine and torque them to specs.
  • (7). Install the power wires to the starter motor and tighten them up (will have to install an engine wind cover if one was removed)
  • (8). Raise up the vehicle and remove the jack stands and lower the vehicle to the ground
  • (9). Install the negative battery cable (-) back onto the battery and tighten up to where the cable does not move
  • (10).Test the starter and make sure that the engine starts up and not clicks

If you need further assistance with your starter replacement, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What is the steps I would take to replace the starter on this car?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I put my 05 nissan altima in neutral to push it because it won't crank now it will not go past neutral to go in park.

Have you tried depressing the brake pedal while the key is set to run to see if the lock will release? You may have a park/neutral locking solenoid starting to fail. The cranking and no start problem could be something...

Q: When I'm sitting still my oil gauge in my 02 Dodge Durango is normal. But when I got to drive it rises. Is this normal

The oil pump is driven by the engine. Consequently the speed of the pump will vary directly with engine speed. Higher engine speeds result in higher pump output pressure while at lower engine speeds pump output pressure will be lower....

Q: replacing struts. had no problem with driver side but pasenger side giving me fits.

Hello. In order to answer your question I would require a few more details on what you are having trouble with. If you are having trouble aligning the hub / brake assembly with the struts, it may be possible that...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.