Replacing a starter

Tiny
MONTEREYCA
  • 2000 ACURA RL

Starter problem 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 148000 miles

where is the starter located and what is the process to replace it? Some have commented it can be done others have said don't attempt it. Let a mechanic do it.

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Sunday, July 12th, 2009 AT 12:19 AM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

You can do it yourself, its only nuts and bolts. Here are some guides and diagrams (below) that will help you get the job done.

This is what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

You must raise the ca safely

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Here is what it will be like on your car (below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
ALOHAJEFF
  • 2002 ACURA RL

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Acura RL 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

What is the procedure for replacing the starter?

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Alohajeff,

Here are the procedures.

Removal

1. Ensure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.

NOTE:
The PCM memory setting is needed after reconnecting the battery.

2. Disconnect the battery negative terminal, disconnect the positive terminal.

3. Raise the coolant reservoir. Remove the battery and battery base.

4. Remove the alternator belt and alternator.

5. Remove the left exhaust manifold cover.

6. Remove the left damper fork.

7. Disconnect the left suspension lower arm ball joint.

8. Remove the left axle shaft.

9. Remove the transmission stop collar, and remove the exhaust pipe.

10. Remove the front mount mounting bolts.

11. Attach the chain hoist to the engine.

12. Remove the left engine mount bracket.

13. Disconnect the starter cable and BLK/WHT wire, remove the starter.

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Tiny
TJONES78
  • 2004 ACURA RL
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES

I need to replace the starter!

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Tiny
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This is pretty involved replacing starter I'm sending a tip to make it easier but eh a/c will have to be blown and recharged by doing it this way. You might think of having it done.

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