Replaces

1997-1997 Olds Cutlass Starter (8th Vin Digit M) for V6 3.1L

  • New

Fit guaranteed

  • This NEW starter will install just as your original did.
  • Your existing wiring harness will attach with no modification.
  • Installation Instructions (pdf) included in English, Espanol, Frances

Quality

    • This starter will give you trouble free performance
  • 100% Tested.
    • Every one of our starters is tested after assembly.
    • You'll receive a report with your starter that shows its performance.
    • Example (pdf)
  • New vs. Remanufactured
    • Nothing is more frustrating than a new part that fails quickly. That is why our Starters are 100% NEW. New starters are 94% more reliable than a remanufactured starter.
    • All castings and internal parts, etc. are new.
    • No Core Charge; No hassling with an old core.

This replacement gear reduction starter is just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again. If your starter is only clicking, or turning the engine very slowly, this Starter may be the solution for you.

This is a direct drive starter which is the most common type of starter through the mid 1990's. From the mid 1990's to present Gear Reduction starters became more common. Gear Reduction starters have transmission gears from the starter motor itself to the output gear that meshes with the flywheel. This allows the starter motor to be able to turn over the engine faster and with less effort. 

Ensure Fit

  • Please verify the picture matches the starter in your vehicle. If you think there is a difference please call us to toll free 888-844-3393 to verify fit.
  • For some vehicles we provide the VIN engine code to match. Match the 8th digit (5th digit on 1979 and earlier) of your VIN number to the VIN code in the title.
  • Example
  • 2003-05 Buick Lesabre Starter for 3.8L (8th VIN Digit K)
    If you have a 2003 Buick Lesabre you want to make sure the 8th digit of your VIN is K
  • Your vehicles VIN number can be found in the lower left corner of the windshield or on your registration.

Shipping Note:

Sorry, but we can only ship this product to physical addresses in the U.S. Continental 48 states.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Disconnect the positive battery cable (1:04 in the video)
    • Use an 8mm wrench.
  2. Uninstall old starter (1:16 in the video)
    • Remove the 13 mm nut and the 10mm nut responsible for the wiring.
    • Use the T25 torx screw to remove the screw securing the black grounding wire to the starter motor.
    • Remove the brace by removing the three 13mm bolts as well as the two 10mm bolts.
    • Remove the two 15mm and 13mm bolts on the starter motor, starting with the 13mm one.
    • Pull the starter down and out.
  3. Install new starter (3:56 in the video)
    • Unbolt the bracket off the old starter.
    • Mount the bracket onto the new bracket.
    • Mount the new starter onto the car.
    • Tighten up the bracket.
    • Screw on your grounding wire.
    • Bolt back in your solenoid stud and all of your wiring.
  4. Reconnect your battery. (9:33 in the video)
    • Use an 8mm wrench.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 8mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(09:58 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 8mm Wrench




Vehicle Fit

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  • 1996-1997 Pontiac Sunfire Starter (8th Vin Digit 4) for L4 2.2L
  • 1998 Pontiac Sunfire Starter (8th Vin Digit 4) for L4 2.2L
  • 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Starter (8th Vin Digit E) for V6 3.4L
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