Forenza 2007

Starter

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Suzuki Forenza 2007-2008

Suzuki Reno 2007-2008

  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 the nut which secures the starter ground wire to the lower mounting stud and remove the ground wire.
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  7. Remove the starter-to-engine block mounting bolt and the starter-to-transaxle mounting bolt.
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  9. Remove the starter solenoid nuts to disconnect the electrical cable.
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  11. Remove the starter assembly.

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    Fig. View of the starter

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To install:

  1. Place the starter assembly in position using an assistant to prop up the starter to aid in screwing in the upper stud with the weld nut.
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  3. Install the starter mounting bolts and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
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  5. Position the starter electrical wire on the solenoid terminals and the ground wire on the lower stud.
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  7. Install the starter solenoid nuts and the ground wire nut. Tighten the starter solenoid terminal-to-battery cable terminal nut to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm), and the starter solenoid terminal-to-ignition solenoid terminal nut to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Tighten the starter lower mounting stud ground wire nut to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Testing



Specific to:

Suzuki Forenza 2007-2008

Suzuki Reno 2007-2008

  1. Check the battery state of charge.
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  3. Perform a visual check of all fuses, connections and cable ends.
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  5. To begin the no-load test, close the switch and compare the RPM, the current, and the voltage readings
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  7. A no load test at 12 Volts should not draw more than 85 amps Max, the Drive Pinion Speed should be 2550 Minimum.

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    Fig. Starter schematic

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