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how to remove a starter on a 2001 chevy impala

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3.8 litre v6
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 7 years ago.

Here is how to do it properly.

  • Disconnect the negative battery negative cable.
  • Raise and support the vehicle.
  • Remove the lower air deflector.
  • Remove the torque converter covers.
  • Object Number: 631009  Size: SH
    Object Number: 337939  Size: SH

  • Remove the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut (6) and the positive battery cable (7) from the starter motor.
  • Remove the starter solenoid S terminal nut (5) and the starter solenoid wire (4) from the starter motor.
    Object Number: 461897  Size: SH

  • Remove the starter bolts (1,2) and the starter motor. Remove the shims, if equipped.
  • Installation Procedure


      Object Number: 193613  Size: SH

    1. The 3.8L uses a PG260 F2 starter motor. Verify the correct starter motor is being installed.
      Object Number: 461897  Size: SH

    2. Align the starter motor to the engine. Install any shims , if removed.

      Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

    3. Install the starter bolts (1,2) finger tight until seated.

      Tighten
      Tighten the starter bolts (1,2) to 43 N·m (32 lb ft).


      Object Number: 337939  Size: SH

    4. Install the positive battery cable (7) and the solenoid BAT terminal nut (6) finger tight to the starter motor. Install the starter solenoid wire (4) and the starter solenoid S terminal nut (5) finger tight to the starter motor.

      Tighten

      Tighten the solenoid BAT terminal nut (6) to 10 N·m (89 lb in).
      Tighten the starter solenoid S terminal nut (5) to 2.3 N·m (20.5 lb in).

    5. Install the torque converter covers.
    6. Install the lower air deflector. .
    7. Lower the vehicle.
    8. Connect the negative battery cable.

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