Vibe 2003-2005

Starter

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Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Right side engine undercover
     
    Starter wiring
     
    Starter
     

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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm) and the nut to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).

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    Fig. Starter mounting-Vibe

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Right side engine undercover
     
    Starter wiring
     
    Starter
     

  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm) and the nut to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Starter mounting-Vibe

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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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