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I have to replace the starter on my 2005 nissan pathfinder

Customer Question

Hello, I have to replace the starter on my 2005 nissan pathfinder where is it located
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: No I have to hold the key down for the car to start
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: If it's not too hard I'll do it if not I'll take it to a shop
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

The starter motor is located on the passenger rear of the engine as shown below.The procedure for replacement is posted below as well.

Removal and Installation

1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
2. Remove engine undercover, using power tools.
3. Remove exhaust manifold cover from exhaust manifold (right bank) to gain access to starter cover bolts.
4. Remove starter cover bolts and starter cover.

5. Disconnect terminal "1" connector and terminal "2" nut.
6. Remove the two starter bolts, using power tools.
7. Remove the starter.

To installation is in the reverse order of removal.
Terminal "2" nut: 10.8 Nm (1.1 kg-m, 8 ft-lb)

CAUTION: Be sure to tighten terminal "2" nut carefully.

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Thanks Pete