Rendezvous 2006-2007

Starter

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Removal & Installation



3.4L Engine

NOTE
This vehicle uses the PG260 F1 starter motor. The starter motor is serviced only as a complete unit.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery.
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  3. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove radiator air baffle assembly.
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  7. Remove the starter motor BAT terminal nut and electrical leads.
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  9. Remove the starter motor S terminal nut and electrical lead.
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  11. Remove the torque converter cover.
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  13. Remove the starter motor bolts.
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  15. Remove the starter motor.
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To install:

  1. Install the starter motor.
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  3. Install the starter motor bolts and tighten the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
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  5. Install the torque converter cover.
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  7. Install the starter motor S terminal electrical lead and nut and tighten the nut to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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  9. Install the starter motor BAT terminal electrical leads and nut and tighten the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  11. Install radiator air baffle assembly.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Install the battery ground (negative) cable to the battery.
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3.5L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front transaxle closeout cover bolt.
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  7. Remove the front transaxle closeout cover.
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  9. Remove the starter solenoid "BAT" terminal nut.
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  11. Remove the positive battery cable terminal from the starter solenoid.
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  13. Remove the starter solenoid "S" terminal nut.
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  15. Remove the engine harness terminal from the starter solenoid.
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  17. Remove the starter bolts.
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  19. Remove the starter.
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To install:


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.

  1. Position the starter to the engine block.
    NOTE
    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

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  3. Install the starter bolts and tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  5. Install the engine harness terminal to the starter solenoid.
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  7. Install the starter solenoid "BAT" terminal nut and tighten the nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
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  9. Install the front transaxle closeout cover.
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  11. Install the front transaxle closeout cover bolt and tighten the bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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3.6L Engine
  1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the radiator air baffle.
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  7. Remove the starter motor BAT terminal nut and electrical leads.
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  9. Remove the starter motor bolts.
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  11. Remove the starter motor.

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    Fig. Starter motor mounting-3.6L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the starter motor.
    NOTE
    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

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  3. Install the starter motor bolts and tighten the starter motor bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  5. Install the starter motor S terminal electrical connector.
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  7. Install the battery positive cable and the BAT terminal nut to the starter motor BAT terminal and tighten the starter motor BAT terminal nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
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  9. Install radiator air baffle assembly.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Install the battery ground (negative) cable to the battery.
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Testing & Troubleshooting



Voltage Drop Test

NOTE
The battery must be in good condition and fully charged prior to performing this test.

  1. Disable the ignition system by unplugging the coil pack. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
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  3. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the starter B+ circuit.
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  5. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage on the meter.
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  7. If voltage reads 0.5 volts or more, there is high resistance in the starter cables or the cable ground, repair as necessary. If the voltage reading is ok proceed to the next step.
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  9. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the starter M circuit.
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  11. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage on the meter.
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  13. If voltage reads 0.5 volts or more, there is high resistance in the starter. Repair or replace the starter as necessary.
    NOTE
    Many automotive parts stores have starter bench testers available for use by customers. A starter bench test is the most definitive way to determine the condition of your starter.

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