How to Install Starter in Chevy 1955 to 1972

How to Install Starter in Chevy 1955 to 1972

This video will show you how to install a starter in a classic car. Ford, Chevy, Dodge, etc, they are all about the same. They all bolt up from the bottom with a couple of bolts, a cable to the battery and wires to the starter solenoid.

This car happen to be a 1970 Chevelle, 350 V8



Antron Bailey says:

I know it's been a while but do you recall the color wiring on your starter. I took mine off without marking it and hopefully put them in the right location. All other guides have different color than mine which are brwn and I think blk.. thanks

Flinch says:

I see the stud used to mount the bracket that goes to the block [forward end] was missing – somebody cut that off?. And you missed the most important part: to shim or not to shim?
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dreamingcode says:

Just curious why didn't you replace it with a mini starter?

Shane A says:

Thank you for the video.. i have my brothers 1969 Chevy Chevelle, shes a beauty.. been having some issues with it when I start her up.. makes a funky screeching sound. Usually when its hot, in the morning, she comes right up like she should hahahaha.. thanks again brother for the video…

Ryo Onizuka says:

Thanks for sharing this video.

I have 1979 Monte Carlo and I am trying to replace the starter too.

Problem I'm having is knowing that theres a wire that shares the same terminal as the positive cable of the battery.

I don't know where the other end goes, but I do know it needs to be replaced. Because it's burnt and split.

Can you tell me what it's called and where it connects to from the starter?

Len Oechsner says:

Can you reattach the solenoid wires before you bolt on the starter?

Larry Broad says:

where the hell are your shims dude so many of these videos dont show how much of a pain in the ass to put the starter in right way ie putting in the shims like you are supposed to do!! Larry Broad 1970 el camino ss 396

Daryl Voorhees says:

Replacing starters are pretty straight forward and sometimes difficult if you can't get both hands under to catch it when dropping out the old one. Your video has good information and it's extremally important to put the jack-stand under the car for extra safety. What I do when I put in the new starter is put a little grease on the flywheel to allow the starter kickout gear to move in/out easily when engaged. This will help eliminate any binding and prevent damage between the flywheel and starter gears. Thanks

Chris cason says:

Love the information, definitely subscribing! Currently on a build for customer, 71' Buick Riv. 455ci …. but i didnt "mark" the two wires you mention that go to the starter….. any clues as to which one goes where? Would surely hate to short out my client's O.E. starter lol

Mr Frank says:

Just installed a high torque mini starter on my Chevy 383 stroker. Starter instructions emphasized the need to measure for shims to ensure proper meshing of the starter pinion gear to the flywheel. They stated failure to properly shim would most likely lead to a short life for the starter and/or potential wear damage to the flywheel (yikes!). Hopefully in your case, it was not necessary. Time will tell.

Garrett55 Ls3 says:

Thanks for the video I’m doing my 72 nova tomorrow I had no idea these starters were this huge until I bought the new one lol

Y P says:

Thanks for the video

Bz B says:

Thank you for these videos, I’ve replaced a couple starters in my 66 caddy and this would have helped the first time around. I haven’t grown up around mechanics and have learned on the fly but vids like this have helped tremendously.

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