Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with a insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
Remove the air cleaner resonator.
Remove the 3 bolts attaching the Transmission Control Module (TCM). Do not disconnect the TCM wiring. Move the TCM to gain access to the upper starter mounting bolt.
Remove the upper starter mounting bolt.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the positive battery cable nut and disconnect the cable from the starter.
Disconnect the push-on solenoid connector.
Remove the lower mounting bolt that attaches the starter to the transaxle.
Remove the starter from the vehicle.
((Starter motor wiring terminal connections- 2.4L engine))
Install the starter onto the transaxle and the lower mounting bolt.
Tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
Before reconnecting the wiring to the starter solenoid, be sure to clean the wiring of any dirt or corrosion.
Reconnect the positive battery cable to the solenoid post and tighten the retaining nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Reconnect the push-on solenoid connector.
Lower the vehicle.
Reinstall the upper attaching bolt and torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
Reinstall the TCM to its original location and install the mounting screws.
Reinstall the air cleaner resonator.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 3:42 PM