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SS has been starting fine... Got a little cold out now no go. I get a loud click noise but thats is. Anyone have any ideals??? PLease help
 

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If you get a loud click, then the ignition switch, relay in the fuse box, and most of the wiring seems OK. Check with a meter on the starter to make sure it gets its main power feed, then you might conclude you need a new/rebuilt one. Whack on it as somebody turns the key to see if you have a sticky solenoid.
 

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has anyone replaced a starter in an SS? how the hell do you get it out / in? i'm sure you've got to remove something

solenoid stuck on me yesterday so i figured i'd preempt it happening again by replacing it. gave up after a few hours
 

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has anyone replaced a starter in an SS? how the hell do you get it out / in? i'm sure you've got to remove something

solenoid stuck on me yesterday so i figured i'd preempt it happening again by replacing it. gave up after a few hours
Someone posted instructions a while back and it involved the Y pipe :hissy:
 

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Where is the damn starter located on the SS? I am having the same issue, and getting 1 loud click when starting. Am I wasting my time beating on the starter when I find it?
 

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Where is the damn starter located on the SS? I am having the same issue, and getting 1 loud click when starting. Am I wasting my time beating on the starter when I find it?
It's on the passenger side, attatched at the point where the transmission attatches to the motor, at the bottom. There may be some skid pans covering it so you will have to remove them first! Good Luck!
 

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Where is the damn starter located on the SS? I am having the same issue, and getting 1 loud click when starting. Am I wasting my time beating on the starter when I find it?
no, i was able to get mine to turn over after beating it. go in through the passenger side wheel well, if you lift the flap you can sorta see it and get at it with a stick

unless you have headers...

oh and to get it out with AWD, i had to pull out the half shaft just to fit my hand up there. replacement is not a fun job, but doable.
 

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Starter Removal

Just changed it today, 54K miles on the original.

Follow all of the steps in the instructions copied from the manual in the 5.3l thread. I had to turn the starter around in the space before removing it. Once you have the front of the starter (bendix end) facing the front of the car lower the starter between the trans lines and the block. You will have to pry the transmission lines away from the engine quite a bit to get the starter between the lines and the engine block.

Then I tilted the rear end of the starter between the engine and trans toward the rear of the car, that's why you remove that bracket. Solenoid positioned to the top of the starter. Pry on the lines to get the starter flange end out of the hole.

Takes quite a bit of wiggling and prying of trans lines.

Went with an O'Reily reman starter. Pulled the original apart and did not look bad. Pulled the rear cap (brush end) of the starter motor and cleaned the commutator. Reinstalled and it started the engine when I bolted it back up to engine. Did not want to risk it so installed the reman starter anyway.

It's a tricky job, even with my HR8000 two post hydraulic lift and the car 5' in the air. Glad I installed that hydraulic lift in the garage.
 

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I have a 08 Trailblazer SS. It just started clicking several times loudly before it starts. Starter going out?
 
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