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Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Starter

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator air baffle assembly

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    Fig. Starter motor mounting

     
    Electrical connections
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Starter
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter. Torque the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Solenoid -BAT- terminal. Torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Solenoid -S- terminal. Torque the nut to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
     
    Radiator air baffle assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Perform a charging system test and verify the starter is operating properly
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Fig. Showing the starter motor location and electrical connections

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator air baffle, for clearance if necessary
     
    Flywheel inspection cover bolts
     
    Flywheel inspection cover
     
    Electrical connections from the starter motor
     
    Starter motor mounting bolts
     
    Starter motor
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Before installing the starter motor to the engine, tighten the nut next to the cap on the solenoid BAT terminal. If this terminal is not tight in the solenoid cap, the cap may be damaged during installation of electrical connections and cause the starter motor to fail later.






    Starter motor
     
    Starter motor mounting bolts and tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    Electrical connection to the battery terminal on the solenoid and tighten the battery terminal nut to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm)
     
    Electrical connections to the S terminal on the solenoid and tighten solenoid S terminal nut to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm)
     
    Flywheel inspection cover
     
    Flywheel inspection cover bolts
     
    Radiator air baffle, if removed
     

  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable
  4.  

Solenoid or Relay



Removal & Installation


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Fig. The starter motor solenoid (3) is located on the starter motor (4).

 
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