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Old December 23rd, 2008, 5:58 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a website that has diagram of the 97 Tahoe so i can see exactly where the starter is located? Thanks for the help
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It is on the passenger side on engine next to the oil pan. If you slide under the truck ond look up you can not miss it.
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General Information
GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

The following is a general procedure for all trucks covered in this information, and may vary slightly depending on model and series.
[*]Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.[*]Raise and support the vehicle.[*]Disconnect and tag all wires at the solenoid terminal.[/ol]
Reinstall all nuts as soon as they are removed, since the thread sizes are different.
[*]Remove the front bracket from the starter and the mounting bolts. On engines with a solenoid heat shield, remove the front bracket upper bolt and detach the bracket from the starter.[/ol]
Fig. 1: Starter mounting location-4.8L engines[/align]Fig. 2: Starter mounting location-4.3L and 5.0L engines[/align]Fig. 3: Starter mounts-5.7L and 7.4L engines[/align][*]Remove the front bracket bolt or nut. Lower the starter, front end first, then remove the unit from the truck.[/ol]To install:

[*]Position the starter and tighten all bolts as follows:[/ol]
R/V Series:
[*]Thru-bolts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)[*]Bracket bolt: 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm)[*]Nut (gas): 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm)[*]Nut (diesel): 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm)[/ul]
C/K Series:
[*]Thru-bolts: 35 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)[*]Bracket bolt (diesel): 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)[*]Nut (diesel): 75 inch lbs. (8.5 Nm)[/ul]
[*]Reconnect all wires.[/ol]
Fig. 4: Disconnect the negative battery cable[/align]Fig. 5: Remove the starter retaining bolts[/align]Fig. 6: Remove the starter from the vehicle[/align]SOLENOID REPLACEMENT

[*]Disconnect the negative battery cable.[*]Remove the screw and washer from the field strap terminal.[*]Remove the two solenoid-to-housing retaining screws and the motor terminal bolt.[*]Remove the solenoid by twisting the unit 90 degrees.[*]To replace the solenoid, reverse the above procedure. Make sure the return spring is on the plunger, and rotate the solenoid unit into place on the starter.[/ol]
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Don't know if they still use shims or not but if they do, you want to keep track of where they go to ensure the new starter is aligned properly.
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