SRX 2004-2005

Starter

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Removal & Installation



3.6L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter electrical harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper starter bolt.
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  11. Support the starter and remove the lower bolt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the starter from the vehicle.
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To install:

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Fig. Starter motor mounting-3.6L engine

  1. Position the starter in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper and lower bolts. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the starter electrical harness.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter electrical harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper starter bolt.
  10.  
  11. Support the starter and remove the lower bolt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the starter from the vehicle.
  14.  

To install:

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Fig. Starter motor mounting-3.6L engine

  1. Position the starter in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper and lower bolts. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the starter electrical harness.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

4.6L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake manifold.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter electrical harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the starter mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the starter from the engine.
  12.  

To install:

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Fig. Starter motor mounting-4.6L engine

  1. Position the starter on the engine.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Starter mounting bolts. Tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
     
    Starter electrical harness. Tighten the motor stud nut to 84 inch lbs. (9.5Nm) and tighten the solenoid stud nut to 30 inch lbs. (3.4Nm).
     
    Intake manifold
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake manifold.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter electrical harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the starter mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the starter from the engine.
  12.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Starter motor mounting-4.6L engine

  1. Position the starter on the engine.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Starter mounting bolts. Tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
     
    Starter electrical harness. Tighten the motor stud nut to 84 inch lbs. (9.5Nm) and tighten the solenoid stud nut to 30 inch lbs. (3.4Nm).
     
    Intake manifold
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disable the ignition system by unplugging the ignition system fuse. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
  4.  
  5. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the main terminal on the starter solenoid from the battery.
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  7. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage on the meter.
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  9. 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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  11. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the terminal on the solenoid leading to the starter.
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  13. Turn the ignition key to the START position and note the voltage on the meter.
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  15. 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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