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how to change starter on 2000 ford taurus wagon

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how to change starter on 2000 ford taurus wagon
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When performing any work on or near the starter motor, note that the heavy gauge input lead connected to the starter solenoid is electrically hot at all times. Make sure the protective cap is installed over the terminal and is replaced after service.




  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.



  2. Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.




  1. Disengage the starter motor solenoid electrical connector and starter battery cable from the starter solenoid.



  2. Unfasten the upper and lower starter motor mounting bolts.



  3. Remove the starter from the vehicle. You should only need a 13mm socket, extension and ratchet to remove it.




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Remove the protective cap from the starter motor terminals



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Remove the starter motor solenoid terminal connector by depressing the retaining tab and pulling the connector off



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Remove the nut retaining the battery cable and...



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... remove the battery cable from the starter



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Remove the two starter retaining bolts and...



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... carefully remove the starter from the bellhousing and...



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... remove the starter from the vehicle



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Inspect the flexplate for damage before installing the starter



To install:




  1. Place the starter motor in position and install the mounting bolts finger-tight. Tighten the upper and lower mounting bolts to 16-21 ft. lbs.



  2. Attach the starter battery cable and install its retaining nut. Tighten the nut to 80-123 inch lbs.



  3. Attach the starter motor connector. Make sure to be careful to push straight on the connector and make sure it locks into position with a notable click or detent.



  4. Install the solenoid terminal cover.



  5. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.



















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