STARTER

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  • 2003 Ford Escape
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 92,300 miles

How to replace starter on 2003 ford escape

Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 7:23 PM

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  • saturntech9
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REMOVAL

WARNING: WHEN REPAIRING THE STARTER MOTOR OR WORKING UNDERHOOD IN THE VICINITY OF THE STARTER MOTOR, NOTE THE HEAVY GAUGE INPUT LEAD CONNECTED TO THE STARTER SOLENOID IS HOT AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE THE PROTECTIVE CAP IS INSTALLED OVER THE TERMINAL AND IS REINSTALLED AFTER REPAIRING. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube and the air cleaner assembly.
3. Drain the engine cooling system.

4. Disconnect the three hoses and position the thermostat aside.

5. Remove the nuts and position the starter solenoid cables aside.

6. Remove the two bolts and the starter motor.

INSTALLATION

1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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