Pacifica, 2003-2005

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engines
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Upper radiator crossmember
     
    Radiator fan module
     
    Wiring harness clip from the front mount
     
    Coolant line clamp bolt
     
    Upper nut from the front mount
     
    Upper starter mounting bolt
     
    Middle starter bolt
     
    Lower front mount nut
     
    Lower bracket-to-transmission bolt
     
    Lower bracket-to-engine block bolt
     

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  3. Move the front mount and bracket out of the way.

    Positive battery cable from the starter
     
    Solenoid connector from the starter
     
    Lower starter bolt and the starter.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter and lower bolt. Tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
     
    Solenoid connector to the starter
     
    Positive battery cable to the starter
     

  2.  
  3. Move the front mount and bracket into position.

    Middle starter bolt. Tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
     
    Lower bracket-to-engine block bolt. Tighten to 50 ft. lbs. (67 Nm)
     
    Lower bracket-to-transmission bolt. Tighten to 50 ft. lbs. (67 Nm)
     
    Lower front mount nut. Tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm)
     
    Upper starter mounting bolt. Tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
     
    Upper nut to the front mount
     
    Coolant line clamp bolt
     
    Wiring harness clip from the front mount
     
    Radiator fan module
     
    Upper radiator crossmember
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove and relocate the speed control servo.
  6.  
  7. Unlock the electrical connector and disconnect the vacuum hose from servo. (4)Unlock and disconnect the electrical connectors from the cooling module.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the wiring clips from cooling module.
  10.  
  11. Remove the retaining clip from the top of the cooling module.
  12.  
  13. Remove the two fasteners and remove fan module from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the bolt from the oil cooler line bracket in the front motor mount.
  16.  
  17. Remove the battery positive cable from the starter.
  18.  
  19. Remove the lower, middle and upper starter bolt.
  20.  
  21. Place a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator core, to keep from damaging the radiator.
  22.  
  23. Remove the starter, and disconnect the solenoid wire from the starter.
  24.  
  25. Remove the starter.
  26.  

To install:

  1. Place a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator core, to keep from damaging the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Place the starter on the lower crossmember and connect the starter solenoid connector.
  4.  
  5. Install the dust shield on the nose of the starter, make sure of proper orientation.
  6.  
  7. Loosely install the starter mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the mounting bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal.
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