Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Starter

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Starter motor wiring connectors
     
    Starter motor
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
     
    Starter motor wiring connectors. Tighten the solenoid nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Starter motor wiring connectors
     
    Starter motor

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    Fig. Starter motor and mounting bolts

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
     
    Starter motor wiring connectors. Tighten the solenoid nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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Testing & Troubleshooting



Check battery and verify proper charge. Check battery terminals to be clean and tight. Check that the starter motor is properly ground. Check for proper battery voltage to the positive cable at starter solenoid. Check for proper voltage at the S terminal wire at the solenoid. The voltage at the S terminal will only be present when cranking the engine. Remove starter motor and bench test. Bench test by grounding the starter motor body. Then connect voltage to positive battery terminal at the solenoid. Then connect voltage over to the S terminal. Battery cables or a jump box should be used.

 
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