Originally Posted by toyturbodiesel
Any suggestions on removing/replacing the starter on a 5.7 Tundra? The factory procedure is quite involved and I was wondering if there are any shortcuts that anyone has found?
I did post a short procedure I found to keep the starter working till it can be replaced if you find yourself facing the dreaded click. It's in the DIY section.
I have never seen a 5.7 starter go bad in the 4 years i've been a tech at toyota. I have done plenty if trans on a 5.7 and the starter is a nightmare. It says you have to remove the exhaust manifold but it you can remove the heat shield on the starter first then it will come out. Its like a puzzle, Id pay someone to do it.