1996 Ford F-150

Tiny
D.SMITH
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  • 1996 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 140,000 MILES
How do I change a starting motor?
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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 AT 3:40 AM

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3.5L engine?

Starter Motor
WARNING: WHEN SERVICING STARTER MOTOR OR PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE IN THE AREA OF THE STARTER MOTOR, NOTE THE HEAVY GAUGE INPUT LEAD CONNECTED TO THE STARTER SOLENOID IS HOT AT ALL TIMES.

Removal

Disconnect battery ground cable
Raise vehicle on a hoist.

Remove attaching bolts and starter motor shield.

CAUTION: When disconnecting hardshell connector at starter motor solenoid S terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to connector and S terminal. If any part of connection is damaged, replace damaged components.

Disconnect battery cable and push-on connector from starter solenoid.

Remove attaching bolts and starter motor

Installation

Position starter motor on engine and install upper attaching bolt.

Position ground cable and install lower attaching bolt.

Tighten attaching bolts to 20.3-27.0 Nm (15-20 lb-ft).

Connect starter solenoid S terminal wire. Be careful to push straight on and make sure connector locks in position with a notable click or detent.

Install battery cable and attaching nut on solenoid B terminal. Tighten nut to 9-13.5 Nm (80-120 lb-in).

Position starter motor shield and install attaching bolts.

Lower vehicle.

NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

Connect battery ground cable.
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