Like all things mechanical, the starter motor in your Corvette is subject to wear each time it is used and, over time, will eventually have to be replaced. Even if you’re not an experienced wrench, replacing the starter motor on a Midyear or Shark isn’t rocket science and it can be accomplished by a complete mechanical novice with just a few hand tools, some time, patience and common sense. For starters (pardon the pun), disconnect the positive terminal of the battery to avoid the possibility of getting a shock while working on the starter. Then jack up the passenger side of the Corvette and support it with jack stands – it’s always better to be safe than sorry.