Catera 2000-2001

Starter

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Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Starter electrical connectors
     
    Right hand catalytic converter
     
    Right side engine mount nuts
     
    Intake air resonator to the throttle body ducts
     

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  5. Install an Engine Support Fixture to the right side of the engine.
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  7. Raise the right side of the engine approximately 1.5 inches (38mm) to gain access to the starter motor bolts.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine mount from the bracket and cradle
     
    Engine mount bracket bolts and reposition the bracket
     
    Starter motor

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    Fig. Remove the starter motor and bolts

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Torque the bolts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
     
    Engine mount to the bracket and front crossmember. Torque the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     

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  3. Lower the engine into position and make certain that the mount locator tab is fully seated in the front crossmember slot.
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  5. Remove the special tools from the engine.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Engine mount nuts. Torque the upper nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) and the lower nut to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Intake air resonator to the throttle body ducts
     
    Catalytic converter. Torque the bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm) and the nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Starter electrical connectors. Torque the battery cable nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm) and the starter solenoid nut to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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