TCF Help & Suggestion Center Need help with Toyota Camry Forums? Ask. Have a suggestion to better TCF? Tell us here.

97 Camry stuck starter

Old 10-29-2013, 03:27 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Default 97 Camry stuck starter

I have a bad starter on my 97 Camry. I am trying to replace it with a new one I just bought. however, after removing the 2 bolts on each side of the starter. the starter assembly WILL NOT come out. after watching videos on YouTube, this is supposed to be only a 10 minute job. but again, this starter Will not come out after removing the bolts. please help. how can I get this thing off? yanking, pulling and even trying to pry it off with a screwdriver doesn't work. ideas?
Old 10-29-2013, 11:22 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: PTW
Posts: 11,739

You removed the one bolt on each side of the starter that bolts the starter assy flange to the engine? Guessing their size is around 3/8 inch dia and 1 to 1-1/2 inch long bolts.

If you are SURE the bolts are out, place a block of wood against the starter housing to distribute the impact and hit the wood with a hammer. Don't hit the motor portion of the starter assy, the unit held on by the two small diameter long bolts.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Tech
08-18-2008 10:47 PM
General Tech
02-16-2008 04:04 PM
Engine & Internal
04-28-2007 03:19 PM
Engine & Internal
10-10-2006 06:14 PM
General Tech
04-04-2006 08:45 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 97 Camry stuck starter

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.