Volkswagen Eurovan 2000-03

Starter

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle with jackstands.
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  5. If necessary, label the small wires before disconnecting them.
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  7. Disconnect the large cable, which is the positive battery cable, from the solenoid.
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  9. Remove the starter mounting bolts, while supporting the weight of the starter.
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  11. Pull the starter straight out from the transaxle.
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To install:

  1. Install the starter into the transaxle.
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  3. Attach the electrical connections to the starter.
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  5. Lower the vehicle from the jackstands.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle with jackstands.
  4.  
  5. If necessary, label the small wires before disconnecting them.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the large cable, which is the positive battery cable, from the solenoid.
  8.  
  9. Remove the starter mounting bolts, while supporting the weight of the starter.
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  11. Pull the starter straight out from the transaxle.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the starter into the transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Attach the electrical connections to the starter.
  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle from the jackstands.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Testing & Troubleshooting




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.
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  3. Disable the ignition system by unplugging the coil pack. Verify that the vehicle will not start.
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  5. Connect a voltmeter between the positive terminal of the battery and the starter B+ circuit.
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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 starter M circuit.
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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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