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Hi Issac, This information is for the 3.8L motor which is the most popular in your car. If you have something else, just let me know and I will try to pull it up for you. Good luck with it and thanks.
Detach the starter motor wiring, then remove the starter from the vehicle.
Fig. 12: Starter motor removal and installatillion
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the left side cooling fan.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Detach the engine oil level sensor and knock sensor electrical connectors.
Disconnect the engine oil cooler pipe from the pipe clip.
Unfasten the retaining bolts, then remove the flywheel inspection cover.
Remove the starter mounting bolts, then detach the electrical connections from the starter.
Carefully lower the vehicle, then remove the starter motor from the engine.
Position the starter motor to the engine, then raise and safely support the vehicle.
Secure the electrical terminals on the solenoid. Tighten the battery terminal inside nut to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm) and the "S'' terminal inside nut to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
Attach the starter electrical connections. Tighten the battery terminal outside nut to 12 ft. lbs. and the "S'' terminal nut to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
Install the starter mounting bolts and tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
Install the flywheel inspection cover and secure with the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Connect the engine oil cooler pipe to the pipe clip.
Attach the engine oil level sensor and knock sensor electrical connectors.
Carefully lower the vehicle.
Install the left side cooling fan.
Connect the negative battery cable, then check the engine oil level and add if necessary.