Starter 1995 Trooper

Where is it? I hear that the exhaust system needs to be removed. Is this true?

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As a follow-up, let me explain my situation. 1995 Trooper 3.2 v6 4wd. Starter the engine last few days took an extra crank or so. Now all I hear is this high-pitched whirring noise. It's suggested that this is the starter. Is this so? Wouldn't be a big deal if I could easily find and remove the darn thing since I could just get it tested. Any ideas would be welcome.
Thanks
George

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I did mine a couple of years back and I am on this board right now because I am going to have to do it again. Jack up the right front of the Trooper. It is just behind the tire on the driver side. I do not remember taking off the exhuaust, but I did loosen it and had to remove some frame members. It is a pain in the butt am I am thinking about taking to a mechanic. Have you priced starters. $269!!!
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I tried this job on my 92 LS a few years ago and regretted it. I was able to get the starter off, but it was trapped between the engine and exhaust. I could not figure out how to get it out. I ended up getting it towed to the mechanic. They told me they use an engine lift to take the pressure off and slip the starter out vs. taking off the exhaust. I think I paid about $350 for the job, including parts and labor. I wish I had not wasted the time and effort that I did trying to do it myself.
Regards, Eric
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Thanks. Just took it to Pep-Boys by my house as I was i a pinch ( Christmas Eve, very few options, blah blah blah). The charged me $250 for the job and $114 for the part - remanufactured. If you are going to do it yourself, check online. When I was thinking about it, I was checking out various sites. You can get chargers new and remanufactured for $110-$170. I didn't see any inthe price range you are talking about.
Did take me all of about 2 minutes after finding the starter to realize it was in a spot that would be a real pain to get to. It took they about 2.5 hours to remove and replace the part and that's with lifts, the right tools, etc.

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