Mechanics

KIA SPORTAGE STARTER PROBLEM

2000 Kia Sportage • 20,000 miles

We are trying to remove a starter and can not get to the third bolt what is the best way to do this
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Guest
November 9, 2012.



Here are the procedures, see if you missed out anything.

Removal & Installation

1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove 2 upper bolts from intake manifold bracket. Raise and support vehicle. On M/T, remove clutch slave cylinder and push it aside.

2. On all models, remove lower intake manifold bracket bolts and bracket. Remove 2 upper starter bolts and a lower bolt. Pull starter from clutch (M/T) or converter (A/T) housing and prop in place. From above, disconnect starter solenoid "S" and "B" terminal connectors. From below, push transmission harness aside and remove starter.

3. To install, reverse removal procedure. Rotate starter to provide proper clearance. Tighten all nuts and bolts to specification.

KHLow2008
Nov 9, 2012.