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Submitted: 10 years ago.
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See Figures 15, 16 and 17

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Fig. 15: These three attaching bolts hold the starter motor to the engine/transaxle assembly-all models

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the engine undercovers, if so equipped.

  2. Remove the 3 bolts attaching the starter to the engine/transaxle.

  1. Remove the heat shield and its clamp, if so equipped.

  2. Remove the two electrical wire connector terminal nuts and remove the wiring connector from the starter.

  3. Remove the starter from the vehicle.

To install:

  1. Clean all wire terminals of dirt, grease or corrosion.

  2. Attach the electrical wire connectors and secure with the mounting nuts. Tighten the starter solenoid B+ nut to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm) and the solenoid wire-to-starter nut to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).

  3. Install the heat shield if one was removed.

  4. Hold the starter motor in place, then secure in place with the 3 attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) for all vehicles except Premier and Monaco. Tighten the attaching bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) for Premier and Monaco.

  5. Install any undercovers which were removed from the vehicle.

  6. Lower the vehicle.

  7. Connect the negative (-) battery cable.

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Fig. 16: After disconnecting the starter's electrical wiring, remove the 3 mounting bolts ...

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Fig. 17: ... then the starter motor can be lowered from the underside of the vehicle



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