How to replace a starter

Tiny
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  • 2007 HONDA CIVIC
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Dealer wants 550 can I do it myself
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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 AT 4:19 PM

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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 AT 4:28 PM
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Starter Removal and Installation

Removal

1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the audio system and the navigation system (if equipped), then write down the audio presets.
2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery first, then disconnect the positive cable.

3. Remove exhaust pipe A.

4. Remove the intake manifold bracket.

5. Remove the harness clamps (A) and harness connector (B) from each clamp.

6. Remove the two bolts securing the starter, then remove the starter from the engine.

7. Disconnect the starter cable (A) from the B terminal. Disconnect the connector (B) from the S terminal, then remove the starter.

INSTALLATION

1. Install the starter cable (A) and connector (B). Make sure the starter cable crimped side of the ring terminal faces away from the starter when you connect it.

2. Install the starter, then loosely install the upper mounting bolt (A) and lower mounting bolt (B).
3. Tighten the upper mounting bolt, then tighten the lower mounting bolt.

4. Install the harness clamps (A) and harness connector (B) to each clamp.

5. Install the intake manifold bracket.

6. Install exhaust pipe A. Use new gaskets (B) and new self-locking nuts (C).
7. Connect the positive cable to the battery first, then connect the negative cable.
8. Start the engine to make sure the starter works properly.
9. Enter the anti-theft code for the audio system and the navigation system (if equipped), then enter the audio presets.
10. Set the clock.
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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 AT 4:32 PM

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