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WARNING: WHEN SERVICING STARTER MOTOR (11001) OR PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE IN THE AREA OF THE STARTER MOTOR, NOTE THE HEAVY GAUGE INPUT LEAD CONNECTED TO THE STARTER SOLENOID (11390) IS HOT AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE THE PROTECTIVE CAP IS INSTALLED OVER THE TERMINAL AND IS REPLACED AFTER SERVICE.
Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
Raise and support the vehicle.
CAUTION: When disconnecting hardshell connector at S terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and S terminal. If any part of the connection is damaged, replace the damaged components.
Disconnect starter cable and push-on connector from starter solenoid.
Remove upper bolt.
Remove lower bolt.
Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.
Position starter motor to engine and install upper and lower bolt finger-tight.
Tighten the upper bolt to 22-28 Nm (16-21 lb-ft).
Tighten the lower bolt to 22-28 Nm (16-21 lb-ft).
Connect connector on starter solenoid. Be careful to push straight on and make sure connector locks in position with a notable click or detent.
Install starter cable nut to terminal. Tighten to 11-13 Nm (91-122 lb-in).
Replace red safety cap.
Lower vehicle to floor.
Connect battery ground cable.