How hard is it to change the starter? What tools are required?

Asked by Feb 21, 2007 at 10:22 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I believe it has a 2.0 L engine.  Do I require any special tools, jacks, etc?

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Hello, Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to change the starter. It is located between the engine and the motor mount, and requires that the motor is suspended or jacked from beneath in order to provide access to it. Best of luck! CarGrrl

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