Camaro, Firebird, 1999 - 2002

Starter

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Removal & Installation



3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Starter shield
     
    Starter bolt and nut
     
    Starter electrical connectors
     
    Starter motor

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    Fig. View of the starter-3.8L engine

     

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To install:

Install or connect the following:



Starter motor, do not install the bolts at this time
 
Starter electrical connectors. Torque the lead nut to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm) and the positive battery nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
 
Starter bolt and nut. Torque the starter motor bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) and the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
 
Starter shield
 
Negative battery cable
 

5.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Left side catalytic converter
     
    Starter bolts
     
    Starter electrical connectors
     
    Starter motor

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    Fig. View of the starter-5.7L engine

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor, do not install the bolts at this time
     
    Starter electrical connectors. Torque the lead nut to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm) and the positive battery nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Starter bolts. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Left side catalytic converter. Torque the bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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