How to Change a Starter on a 2000 Chevy Tahoeby Don Bowman
To change the starter on a 2000 Chevy Tahoe, the vehicle will need to be raised, since the starter must be removed from the bottom. The starter uses special starter bolts and if they are replaced, you must use the same special bolts. The Chevy Tahoe starter has the solenoid located directly on the top of the starter. It is a wise move to check the starter fuse, relay and ignition switch before condemning the starter.
Raise and support the truck on jack stands for safety. Remove the negative battery cable, using a wrench. Remove the heat shield from the top of the starter. It just pulls off.
Remove the small ignition starter wire from the "S" terminal on the back of the starter, using a wrench. Remove the large four-gauge main starter wire, using a wrench.
Remove the support bracket, using the appropriate socket. Remove the two vertical bolts securing the starter to the block, using a 15mm socket. Lower the starter out of the vehicle.
Install the new starter in the reverse order of removal.
Things You'll Need
- Floor jack
- Jack stands
- 3/8-inch drive ratchet
- 15mm socket
- Set of wrenches
Don Bowman has been writing for various websites and several online magazines since 2008. He has owned an auto service facility since 1982 and has over 45 years of technical experience as a master ASE tech. Bowman has a business degree from Pennsylvania State University and was an officer in the U.S. Army (aircraft maintenance officer, pilot, six Air Medal awards, two tours Vietnam).