Any help would be apreciated. Once you have everything disconnected you can take off the starter. Have the jack stands at a comfortable height for you to wiggle the starter. Any work you choose to do or not to do on your vehicle is done at your own risk. It gives better clearance for the tie rod assembly to slide down the front mounting tube. The starter has a solenoid coil attached to it.
The bottom bolt has a transmission line running right over top of it and you have to use a wrench making quarter turns to loosen it. In my case, bolts were 14mm and not 12mm. Okay so im gona pull the remanufactured starter n if it tests bad then buy a new one off rock auto n if it tests good then it has to be that black n pibk small wire with the plug?? Just squeeze the plug and wiggle it out. Oct 16, 2009 I copied this directly out of my manual. Here's the gear box half of the starter, cleaned and laid out, ready for reassembly.
Loosen the lugnuts while on the ground, the jack up the side like you are changing the tire except add a jackstand for safety. You have to disengage the clip on it or it won't come off. If it give you problems, you might get away with leaving it on until you have the starter loose. Can't get a wrench on bottom bolt. I have no luck with reman starters going back to my 87 hardbody and lately my 94 pathfinder. Mine was burned by acid from the battery. The biggest problem I had was seeing what I was doing and then being able to get around in the space to do anything.
This is not an easy project!!! Swapped in three different starters, two of which were bad from the get-go. I believe you'll need extensions for your socket wrench. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Sep 28, 2010 If you want to change the starter motor, first disconnect the positive cable to the battery. Had the same issue when my started began going out. Don't know how to get you a picture.
Get under the car, behind the right front wheel. Remember how you got the starter out because you will need to put the new one in the exact same way the old one came out. I was looking at this and cannot find a way to access the other bolt. Before I start work, I face the possibility that I will destroy my vehicle, my own life, and innocent pedestrians' lives. Is there a trick to this or is a special tool required. I believe these are 12mm, but I could be wrong, something was 12mm. Gently lower the starter down and remove it from under the car.
You don't need to remove the oil filter. It is also possible that the battery might need to be replaced for not holding a charge. The trick is getting the bar down. It helps to remove the battery or at least move it over to have some room to work. It engages the output shaft to the flywheel. I bought mine from rockauto made by pure energy, no problems so far, I don't see new ones on the rock auto site by them any more.
Now take out the two bolts holding the starter on. Spaced is tight but not too bad of a job. It is really hard to open that bolt as you have limited space. How fast can you go on 4L?. The side facing your back axels. Therefore I directly to battery. If you have a way to measure voltage, you should get 12 volts at the small terminal on the starter solenoid.
It's tight but the starter will slide out between the catalytic converter and the front differential. Someone suggested it,s under the front driver,s seat. It also looks like a very tight area. The starter will need to slide out toward the front of the motor. Still haven't been back in there. I enjoyed talking to a cool guy about tools and poking about in his old workshop. After you remove your passenger front tire turn your steering wheel all the way to the right.