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Im having a tough time locating the starter on a 2010 sonata 2.4
i followed the positive wires from battery to a place i can barely see, but it may be it- if im directly below car, looking up past the oil basin a bit to the right in a very small area- i can barely fit my hands there, let alone a wrench to get a bolt out

i hope im wrong,,,,
would appreciate any input

can anyone help??
 

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It is under the intake. Really easy though, remove the 2 14mm bolts on transmission side for starter, remove the under cover and remove the starter partially, then remove the connector and the 12mm nut for POS+ terminal, then will slide out.

You really do not need to remove anything else except maybe the intake hose, or just move lower radiator hose on top of trans. dipstick tube, remove stick.
 

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It is under the intake. Really easy though, remove the 2 14mm bolts on transmission side for starter, remove the under cover and remove the starter partially, then remove the connector and the 12mm nut for POS+ terminal, then will slide out.

You really do not need to remove anything else except maybe the intake hose, or just move lower radiator hose on top of trans. dipstick tube, remove stick.
thank you for this,!!!

i like the word ... easy
not trying to sound ignorant, but under the intake??,,,towards the front of the engine, towards the passenger side??
 

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Sorry bout that, it might not be that easy for some, but the starter is always mounted to the transmission, do you know where that is???
 

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Sorry bout that, it might not be that easy for some, but the starter is always mounted to the transmission, do you know where that is???
towards the front by the flywheel? or towards the back behind the oil basin?

i do see the "housing" where i believe the transmission connects to the engine, everything looks horizontal to me, the old engines the transmissions were "behind" the motor

you or someone else said its under the intake manifold, and i have a pic, that look like it near the flywheel-not what i would consider "behind" the motor

and thank you for taking the time to respond- im trying to save some money by diy

i feel like a blind guy looking at porn-not knowing what im looking at
 

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Sorry bout that, it might not be that easy for some, but the starter is always mounted to the transmission, do you know where that is???
Starters are NOT mounted to the transmission. They are mounted to the block so they can engage the flywheel (or flexplate) which is attached to the engine crankshaft.

If you remove a transmission, the starter stays put.
 

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I'm just trying to help without pics. You are correct it is mounted to the engine...but

if you want to get technical, no it does not stay put, you have to remove the starter bolts to remove the trans and it engages the torque converter which is bolted to the flexplate, which is bolted to the crank.


The bolts for the starter go in just like the transmission bolts that hold to the engine and those 2 bolts are almost directly under the throttle body on this car.
 
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