Removal & Installation
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Disconnect the starter electrical harness.
- Remove the upper starter bolt.
- Support the starter and remove the lower bolt.
- Remove the starter from the vehicle.
- Position the starter in the vehicle.
- Install the upper and lower bolts. Tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
- Connect the starter electrical harness.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
Testing & Troubleshooting
Connect the 73III Automotive Meter at the component terminal rather than at the wiring end connector. Making a connection at the wiring end connector could result in false readings because the meter will not detect a high resistance between the wiring connector and the component.Feed Circuit Test
- Make sure the battery is fully charged.
- Disconnect the Inertia Fuel Shutoff (IFS) switch.
- Connect a remote starter switch between the starter solenoid S-terminal and the battery positive (+) terminal.
Connect the 73III Automotive Meter positive lead to the battery positive (+) post. Connect the negative lead to the M-terminal.
- Engage the remote starter switch. Read and record the voltage. The voltage reading should be 0.8 volt or less.
- If the voltage reading is 0.8 volt or less, go to the Ground Circuit Component Test.
- If the voltage reading is greater than 0.8 volt, this is an indication of excessive resistance in the connections, the positive battery cable or in the starter solenoid. Move the 73III Automotive Meter negative lead to the starter solenoid B-terminal and repeat the test. If the voltage reading at the B-terminal is lower than 0.8 volt, the concern is either in the connections at the starter solenoid or in the solenoid contacts.