Toyota Celica, Corolla, ECHO & MR2 1999-05

Solenoid or Relay

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The starter solenoid (magnetic switch) is an integral part of the starter assembly.

  1. Remove the starter from the van. Remove the heat insulator from the starter assembly, if equipped.
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  3. Disconnect the wire lead from the magnetic switch terminal.
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  5. Remove the two long, through bolts holding the field frame to the magnetic switch. Pull out the field frame with the armature from the magnetic switch.
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  7. To separate the starter housing from the magnetic switch assembly, remove the two screws and the starter housing with the pinion gear (1.6 kW), idler and clutch assembly.
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To install:

  1. If necessary, install the gears and clutch assembly to the starter housing. Apply grease to the gear and clutch assemblies and place the clutch assembly, idler gear, bearing and pinion gear (1.6 kW) in the starter housing.
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  3. Insert the spring into the clutch shaft hole and place the starter housing onto the magnetic switch. Install the two screws.
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  5. Install the field frame with the armature onto the magnetic switch assembly and install the two through bolts. Tighten the bolts on the 1.4 kW to 52 inch lbs. (6 Nm) and on the 1.6 kW to 82 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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There is a protrusion or tab on each part; make sure you line them up correctly during assembly.

  1. Connect the wire to the terminal on the magnetic switch and tighten the nut to 52 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Install the heat insulator, if equipped.
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  3. Reinstall the starter on the vehicle. Check starter system for proper operation.
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The starter relay is located in the engine compartment relay box. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds after the cable is disconnected to hinder airbag deployment. Remove the relay box cover and extract the relay. The relay should simply pull out with a slight hindrance.

 
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