Where  is starter on nissan altima?

Step 1: Disconnect the Battery

Disconnect and isolate the negative battery terminal using a wrench or socket. Ensure the cable is secured away from the battery to prevent accidental contact.

Step 2: Access the Starter

Remove the air cleaner and ductwork for models with automatic transmission, providing better clearance to reach the starter and connectors.

Step 3: Disconnect and Remove

Remove the protective cover over the starter motor harness and unplug the electrical connector. Take out the two mounting bolts, slide the motor out, and lift it straight out of the engine compartment.

Step 4: Install the New Starter

Position the new starter in the bell housing, secure it with two bolts, and insert the electrical connector into the socket at the back of the starter. Use the protective cover over the harness connector.

Step 5: Reassemble

Reinstall the air filter and ductwork if removed. Reconnect the negative battery terminal, ensuring it is secure but not over-tightened.

Tips and Warnings:

  • Use appropriate tools like a socket and ratchet for the installation.
  • Protective covers must be used to safeguard wiring harness and connectors.

How to Replace the Starter on a 1994 Toyota 4Runner


If the starter in your 1994 Toyota 4Runner shows signs of trouble, like hesitation or multiple attempts to start, follow these steps to replace it:

Step 1: Raise the Truck

Use a jack to lift the truck and secure it on jack stands. Disconnect the negative battery cable and secure it away from the battery.

Step 2: Remove the Starter

Locate the starter motor at the rear of the engine compartment, remove the battery cable, and disconnect the electrical wire. Remove the mounting bolts and pull out the starter body.

Step 3: Install the New Starter

Position the new starter, install the mounting bolts, and torque them to 29 pound-feet. Reconnect the electrical components, lower the truck, and reattach the negative battery cable.

Note: Refer to vehicle-specific torque values for accurate tightening.

Resetting a Remote Starter


Remote starters are common accessories for starting vehicles from a distance. If you need to reset your remote starter, follow these steps:

Step 1: Enter the Car

Enter your car with the starter and ignition key, leaving the driver’s door open.

Step 2: Turn the Ignition On

Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the “On” position.

Step 3: Reset the Remote

Press and hold the “Valet” button on your remote, wait for the horn to chirp, then repeat the process by pressing and releasing the starter button on your remote.

Step 4: Complete the Sequence

Wait for the horn to chirp again and release the “Valet” button to end the programming sequence.

Nissan Altima & Sentra 1999-06 Starter Repair Guide

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