Can You Try To Run Your Vehicle Without The Intake Manifold Attached To The Engine

Details:This engine is a “Quad 4” 2.3 liters in a Grand am Pontiac,I suspected that the starter went bad ,i took it to the 2 auto parts to have it checked and it wasn’t good,as you may know in this kind of engine you have remove the cooling fan,battery,intake manifold,throttle body,air filter housing,oil dipstick,etc to have access to the starter,,i am getting ready to install a new one but i am wondering if i can install the new starter and try to run the engine for just 2 seconds with out compromising the whole engine,I just trying to avoid a big pain in the neck putting all the components back and find out that the problem is not the starter’s fault ,you get my point,by the way how accurate are the machine that some auto parts store use to check your starter.
I am only 17 and i am trying to learn mechanic on my own,I apologize in advance if my question sounds stupid to those who know a lot about mechanic..
Thank you and have a beautiful Sunday!
Battery was good,i recharged my battery also i did try it by using another battery from a different car that is running good,also the starter was only making a “click” noise for about a week but now is not even doing that batt.seem to be pretty good,i can turn on all my lights,play my stereo,blow the horn,etc.

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