Removal & Installation
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Install or connect the following:
Starter cover bracket, if removed. Tighten the bolts to 29-43 ft. lbs. (40-58 Nm).
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the air cleaner duct.
- Remove the exhaust manifold heat shield. Refer to the Exhaust manifold procedure in the Engine Mechanical Section.
- Remove the starter cover.
- Remove the harness clamp.
- Detach the starter connector.
- Disconnect the starter terminal nut and wiring.
- Unfasten the retainers, then remove the starter assembly from above the vehicle.
Remove the starter cover bracket.
- Install the starter cover bracket. Tighten the retainers to 29-43 ft. lbs. (40-56 Nm).
- Position the starter motor in the vehicle and secure with the retainers. Tighten to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustrations.
- Connect the starter terminal wiring and secure with the nut. Tighten to 80-124 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
- Attach the starter connector.
- Install the harness clamp.
- Install the starter cover, and tighten the retainers to 63-97 inch lbs. (7-11 Nm).
- Install the exhaust manifold heat shield, as outlined in the Engine Mechanical Section.
- Install the air intake duct.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
Testing & Troubleshooting
Free Running Test
- Place the starter motor in a vise equipped with soft jaws and connect a fully-charged 12-volt battery to the starter motor as follows:
- Connect a test ammeter (100-ampere scale) and carbon pile rheostat in series between the positive battery terminal and starter motor terminal.
- Connect a voltmeter (15-volt scale) across the starter motor.
- Rotate carbon pile to full-resistance position.
- Connect the battery cable from the negative battery terminal to the starter motor body.
- Adjust the rheostat until the battery positive voltage shown by the voltmeter is 11 V.
Confirm that the maximum amperage is within the specifications and that the starter motor turns smoothly and freely. Current: maximum 90 Amps