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its a 6 hour job...12 41 020 - Removing and installing/replacing starter motor (N62)
Necessary preliminary tasks:
Release screws and nut on heat shield (1) (see arrows).Remove heat shield (1).Installation:Tightening torque: 12 41 6AZDisconnect plug connection (1) term.50.Unscrew nut (2).Installation:Tightening torque 12 41 4AZRemove starter cable (3) term.30.Release screws on transmission (see arrows).Installation:Tightening torque 12 41 1AZAssemble vehicle.
Release screw connection of A/C compressor.Place A/C compressor to one side and secure A/C system line so as to improve accessibility to nuts on exhaust manifold.
For purposes of clarity, nuts are shown on removed engine.Release nuts on exhaust manifold.Remove exhaust manifold towards bottom and pull out towards rear.Installation Note:Replace seals.Seal beads faces the exhaust manifold.Coat threads with copper paste.Replace nuts.Tightening torque