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Removal & Installation



1.5L & 1.6L (VIN 5) Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 4 upper intake manifold stay bracket bolts.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter electrical connections.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper starter bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower starter mounting bolt(s) and the starter.

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    Fig. Starter mounting-1.5L and 1.6L engines

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To install:

  1. Install the starter.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower starter bolt and tighten to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the starter electrical connections.
  6.  
  7. Install the intake manifold support bracket and finger-tighten the 3 mounting bolts. Tighten the lower bolt to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the 4 upper intake manifold stay bracket bolts and tighten to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the upper starter bolts and tighten to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  

1.6L (VIN 3) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air intake assembly
     
    Shift cable and bracket
     
    Starter electrical connections
     
    Starter
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter
     
    Starter electrical connections
     
    Shift cable
     
    Air intake assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

1.8L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 upper intake manifold support bracket bolts.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter electrical connections.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 upper starter bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the exhaust pipe.
  12.  
  13. Remove the lower intake manifold support bracket bolt and the bracket.
  14.  
  15. Remove the lower starter bolt and the starter.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the starter.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower starter bolt and tighten to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the starter electrical connections.
  6.  
  7. Install the intake manifold support bracket and finger-tighten the 3 mounting bolts. Tighten the lower bolt to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the exhaust pipe.
  10.  
  11. Install the 2 upper intake manifold support bracket bolts and tighten to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the 2 upper starter bolts and tighten to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  

2.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the starter cable from the B terminal on the solenoid, then disconnect the connector from the S terminal.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 bolts holding the starter, then remove the starter.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the starter.
  2.  
  3. Install the starter bolts and tighten to 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the starter electrical connections.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

2.4L And 2.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the speed meter and shift cable.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter connector and terminal connection.
  8.  
  9. Remove the starter mounting bolt(s).
  10.  
  11. Remove the starter.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the starter mounting-2.4L and 2.7L engines

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the starter and mounting bolt(s) and tighten to 20-25 ft. lbs. (27-34 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the terminal connection and electrical connection. Torque the terminal nut to 7.3-11.7 ft. lbs. (9.8-16 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the shift cable and speed meter.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

 
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