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

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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.

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