REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 4, 5 and 6
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise the vehicle and support it safely on jackstands.
Disconnect all cables and wires at the starter solenoid on the starter motor.
Remove the starter mounting bolts and lower the starter from the engine.
Fig. 4: Detach the wiring connectors from the starter motor, ...
Fig. 5: ... then, while supporting the starter motor, remove the starter mounting bolts
Fig. 6: Lower the starter motor out from under the engine-1991 3.0L engine shown, other engines similar
Position the new starter assembly to the engine block and start the mounting bolts in by hand.
Snug all bolts while holding the starter squarely against its mounting surface and fully inserted into the pilot hole. Tighten the mounting bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (21-27 Nm).
Reconnect the starter cables and wires to the starter motor. Tighten the screw and washer assemblies to 70-130 inch lbs. (8-15 Nm).
Lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.
When the battery is 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 10 miles (16 km) or more for the PCM to relearn the strategy.
Saturday, March 29th, 2008 AT 8:14 AM