G6 2005-2007

Starter

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Removal & Installation



3.5L & 3.9L Engines
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Raise the vehicle
     
    Flywheel inspection cover
     
    Starter harness
     
    Both starter bolts
     
    Starter.

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    Fig. Starter mounting-3.5L and 3.9L engines

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter
     
    Both starter bolts. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Starter harness
     
    Flywheel inspection cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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3.6L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front catalytic convertor.
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  7. Remove the knock sensor Bank 2.
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  9. Remove the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut.
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  11. Disconnect the engine harness electrical connector.
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  13. Disconnect the starter motor bolts and starter.

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    Fig. Starter mounting-3.6L engine

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To install:

  1. Position the starter motor in the engine block.
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  3. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  5. Connect the engine harness electrical connector to the starter.
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  7. Install the starter solenoid BAT terminal nut and tighten to 115 inch. lbs. (15 Nm).
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  9. Install knock sensor and tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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  11. Install the catalytic converter to right catalytic converter and tighten nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  13. Install the front catalytic converter to exhaust manifold nuts tighten to 33ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  15. Lower the vehicle
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Testing & Troubleshooting



  1. Inspect the following items for slow cranking condition:

    Perform the Battery Inspection/Test.
     
    Inspect the wiring for damage. Inspect all connections to the starter motor, the solenoid, the battery, and all ground connections.
     
    Verify that the engine is not seized.
     
    If the battery, the wiring, and the engine are functioning properly, and the engine continues to crank slowly, replace the starter motor.
     

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