Aura, Outlook 2007

Starter

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the flywheel inspection cover bolts.
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  7. Remove the flywheel inspection cover.
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  9. Remove the electrical connections from the starter motor.
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  11. Remove the starter motor mounting bolts.
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  13. Remove the starter motor.
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To install:


NOTE
Before installing the starter motor to the engine, tighten the nut next to the cap on the solenoid BAT terminal. If this terminal is not tight in the solenoid cap, the cap may be damaged during installation of electrical connections and cause the starter motor to fail later.

  1. Install the starter motor to the engine. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  3. Install the electrical connection to the battery terminal on the solenoid. Tighten to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
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  5. Install the electrical connections to the S terminal on the solenoid.
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  7. Install the flywheel inspection cover.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable
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3.6L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front left side catalytic converter.
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  7. Remove the knock sensor Bank 2.
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  9. Remove the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut.
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  11. Disconnect the engine harness electrical connector.
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  13. Disconnect the starter motor bolts and starter.
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To install:

  1. Position the starter motor in the engine block. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  3. Connect the engine harness electrical connector to the starter.
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  5. Install the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut. Tighten the nut to 115 in. lbs. (13 Nm).
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  7. Install the knock sensor Bank 2.
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  9. Install the front catalytic converter.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Testing & Troubleshooting




NOTE
The battery must be in good condition and fully charged prior to performing this test.

  1. Disable the ignition system by unplugging the coil pack. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
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  3. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the starter B+ circuit.
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  5. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage on the meter.
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  7. If voltage reads 0.5 volts or more, there is high resistance in the starter cables or the cable ground, repair as necessary. If the voltage reading is ok proceed to the next step.
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  9. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the starter M circuit.
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  11. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage on the meter.
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  13. If voltage reads 0.5 volts or more, there is high resistance in the starter. Repair or replace the starter as necessary.
    NOTE
    Many automotive parts stores have starter bench testers available for use by customers. A starter bench test is the most definitive way to determine the condition of your starter.

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