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cat-mechanic
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Posted: 7/12/2012 7:37:51 AM
Been trying to figure out what I need to do. Starter went out and I need to put a new one in. Do I have to pull the intake off? Is there any shortcuts to take? How long is this going to take me?
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Posted: 7/12/2012 9:52:54 AM
Go on youtube and do a search. I bet you there is a video to show you how to do it. I did a starter on an old accord and it was a pitta. Had to pull one of the axles out. Hopefully the civic is not the same.
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Posted: 7/12/2012 10:04:04 AM
Pull the air cleaner and air box, that will give you enough room to get to it. Takes maybe thirty minutes. Piece o cake.
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Posted: 7/12/2012 3:14:04 PM
Originally Posted By Herc:
Pull the air cleaner and air box, that will give you enough room to get to it. Takes maybe thirty minutes. Piece o cake.


Yup.

Shouldn't be much of an issue, if you're somewhat mechanically inclined.

Disconnect the battery too (first!).
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Posted: 7/13/2012 5:24:14 AM
Originally Posted By emjohn4:
Originally Posted By Herc:
Pull the air cleaner and air box, that will give you enough room to get to it. Takes maybe thirty minutes. Piece o cake.


Yup.

Shouldn't be much of an issue, if you're somewhat mechanically inclined.

Disconnect the battery too (first!).


Son of a bitch, Didn't have to disconnect the battery, It was dead. lol.

30 min. Piece of cake. Mother Fuckity fuck.

I pulled the air box, still couldn't see the starter. Had to put it on stands and pull the right front tire. I did most of it with a super long extension and ratchet.

I swear I am going to strangle the next Japanese engineer I meet.

Took me about 2 hours total. I didn't even need to pull the air box. Slid it out behind the right front strut.

Anybody know what flat rate is for that?

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Posted: 7/13/2012 5:26:59 AM
Oh, and thanks guys for the info. It did help some.
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Posted: 7/13/2012 5:44:27 AM
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Posted: 7/13/2012 2:25:09 PM
OP and anyone else,
if you are going to work on your own car, bite the bullet and get a factory shop manual. Lots are available on Ebay or Helm. It will pay for itself the first time you use it.
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Posted: 7/13/2012 2:41:01 PM
Originally Posted By cat-mechanic:
Originally Posted By emjohn4:
Originally Posted By Herc:
Pull the air cleaner and air box, that will give you enough room to get to it. Takes maybe thirty minutes. Piece o cake.


Yup.

Shouldn't be much of an issue, if you're somewhat mechanically inclined.

Disconnect the battery too (first!).


Son of a bitch, Didn't have to disconnect the battery, It was dead. lol.

30 min. Piece of cake. Mother Fuckity fuck.

I pulled the air box, still couldn't see the starter. Had to put it on stands and pull the right front tire. I did most of it with a super long extension and ratchet.

I swear I am going to strangle the next Japanese engineer I meet.

Took me about 2 hours total. I didn't even need to pull the air box. Slid it out behind the right front strut.

Anybody know what flat rate is for that?



$75-85 dollars and hour?