Solstice 2006-2008, Sky 2007-2008

Starter

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Removal & Installation



2.4L (LE5) & 2.0L (LNF) Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the intake manifold. Refer to intake manifold removal.
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  5. Disconnect the positive battery cable and nut.
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  7. Disconnect the starter solenoid terminal no. wire and nut.
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  9. Remove engine harness terminals
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  11. Remove starter motor.

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    Fig. Starter motor, mounting bolts and electrical connectors

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To install:

  1. Install starter motor and tighten mounting bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  3. Install the engine harness terminals
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  5. Reconnect the starter solenoid terminal no. wire and nut. Tighten to 27 inch. lbs. (3 Nm).
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  7. Reconnect the positive battery cable and nut. Tighten to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
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  9. Install the intake manifold.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Testing & Troubleshooting



  1. Inspect the following items for slow cranking condition:

    Perform the Battery Inspection/Test.
     
    Inspect the wiring for damage. Inspect all connections to the starter motor, the solenoid, the battery, and all ground connections.
     
    Verify that the engine is not seized.
     
    If the battery, the wiring, and the engine are functioning properly, and the engine continues to crank slowly, replace the starter motor.
     

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