Camry 2007

Starter

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove cool air intake duct seal.
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  7. Remove v-bank cover sub-assembly.
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  9. Remove air cleaner inlet assembly.
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  11. Remove air cleaner cap sub-assembly.
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  13. Remove air cleaner case sub-assembly.
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  15. Remove No. 1 air cleaner inlet.
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  17. Disconnect the terminal 50 connector from the starter assembly.
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  19. Remove the nut and disconnect the wire harness from terminal 30.
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  21. Remove the 2 bolts and starter assembly.

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    Fig. Removing starter assembly-3.5L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the starter assembly with the 2 bolts and tighten to 26 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
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  3. Connect the wire harness to terminal 30 and install the nut and tighten to 87 inch lbs. (9.8 Nm).
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  5. Cover the nut with the cap.
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  7. Connect terminal 50 to the starter assembly.
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  9. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.
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Testing




WARNING
Make sure to complete each of the following tests within 3 to 5 seconds to prevent the coil from burning out.

  1. Perform the pull-in test:
    1. Disconnect the lead wire from terminal C.
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    3. Connect the battery to the magnetic switch as shown in the illustration. Check that the clutch pinion gear moves outward. If the clutch pinion gear does not move outward, replace the magnetic switch assembly.

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      Fig. Performing the pull-in test

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  3. Perform the hold-in test:
    1. Disconnect the negative (-) terminal lead from terminal C under the conditions for pull-in test. Check that the pinion gear remains out. If the clutch pinion gear moves inward, replace the repair service starter kit.

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      Fig. Performing the hold-in test

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  5. Inspect clutch pinion gear return:
    1. Disconnect the negative (-) lead from the starter body. Check that the clutch pinion gear moves inward. If the clutch pinion gear does not move inward, replace the magnetic switch assembly.

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      Fig. Inspect clutch pinion gear return

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  7. Perform no-load performance test:
    1. Connect the field coil wire to terminal C with the nut. Make sure that the lead is not grounded.
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    3. Clamp the starter in a vise.
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    5. Connect the battery and an ammeter to the starter shown in the illustration.
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    7. Check that the starter rotates smoothly and steadily with the clutch pinion gear extended. Check that the ammeter reads the specified current of 11.5 volts at 90 amps or less.

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      Fig. Perform no-load performance test

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