Hyundai Santa Fe 2001-05

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 and wait at least 3 minutes
     
    Speedometer cable and shift cable from the transaxle
     
    Starter motor wiring
     
    Starter motor bolts and the starter
     

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To install:



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Fig. Starter motor mounting

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten motor retainers to 20-25 ft. lbs. (27-34 Nm).
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable and wait at least 3 minutes
     
    Speedometer cable and shift cable from the transaxle
     
    Starter motor wiring
     
    Starter motor bolts and the starter
     

  4.  

To install:

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Fig. Starter motor mounting

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten motor retainers to 20-25 ft. lbs. (27-34 Nm).
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Testing & Troubleshooting




NOTE
The battery must be in good condition and fully charged.

  1. Remove the fuel pump relay (A) from the fuse box.  

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    Fig. Removing fuel pump relay (A) from fuse box

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  3. With the shift lever in N or P (A/T) or clutch pedal pressed (M/T), turn the ignition switch to "START" If the starter normally cranks the engine, starting system is OK.
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  5. If the starter will not crank the engine at all, go to next step.
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  7. If it won't disengage from the ring gear when you release key, check for the following until you find the cause:  

    Solenoid plunger and switch malfunction.
     
    Dirty pinion gear or damaged overrunning clutch.  
     

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Check the battery condition. Check electrical connections at the battery, battery negative cable connected to the body, engine ground cables, and the starter for looseness and corrosion. Then try starting the engine again. If the starter cranks normally the engine, repairing the loose connection repaired the problem. The starting system is now OK.

  1. If the starter still does not crank the engine, go to next step.  
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Disconnect the connector from the S-terminal of solenoid. Connect a jumper wire from the B-terminal of solenoid to the S-terminal of solenoid. If the starter cranks the engine, go to next step. If the starter still does not crank the engine, remove the starter, and repair or replace as necessary.

  1. Check the following items in the order listed until you find the open circuit.  

    Check the wire and connectors between the driver's under-dash fuse/relay box and the ignition switch, and between the driver's under-dash fuse/relay box and the starter.
     
    Check the ignition switch.
     
    Check the transaxle range switch connector or ignition lock switch connector.
     
    Inspect the starter relay.  
     

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Free Running Test
  1. Place the starter motor in a vise equipped with soft jaws and connect a fully-charged 12-volt battery to starter motor as follows.
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  3. Connect a test ammeter (100-ampere scale) and carbon pile rheostats as shown in the illustration.
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  5. Connect a voltmeter (15-volt scale) across starter motor.  

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    Fig. Checking starter motor voltage

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  7. Rotate carbon pile to the off position.
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  9. Connect the battery cable from battery's negative post to the starter motor body.
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  11. Adjust until battery voltage shown on the voltmeter reads 11volts.
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  13. Confirm that the maximum amperage is within the specifications and that the starter motor turns smoothly and freely.
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  15. Current : 85A MAX  Speed : 2,600 rpm MIN
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