Removal & Installation
The gear reduction starter has a set of ratio reduction gears; the brushes on the gear reduction starter are located on a plate behind the starter drive housing. The extra gears make the starter pinion gear turn at about 1 / 2 the speed of the starter, giving the starter twice the turning power of a conventional starter.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
- Remove the air duct assembly.
- Disconnect the wiring harness connector at the starter.
- Remove the starter-to-engine bolts and remove the starter from the vehicle.
- Install the starter to the bell housing.
Tighten the starter mounting bolts as follows:
- Tighten the long starter bolt to 58-72 ft. lbs. (78-98 Nm).
Tighten the short starter bolt to 23-30 ft. lbs. (30-41 Nm).
NOTETighten the starter bolts evenly to prevent damage to the starter nose housing.
- Connect the starter wiring harness connector.
- Install the air duct assembly.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine and verify proper starter operation.