STARTER

2002 Ford Focus

Tiny

Kellywitt

January, 25, 2009 AT 7:15 PM

Electrical problem
2002 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My husband Kelly spent 6 hours getting the old starter out of my car and then went back and tried to put the new one in and spent two hours doing that and we still don't have it in. Is there a secret that we need to know to getting this new starter put back in my car. Thank you.

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Dave H

January, 25, 2009 AT 7:28 PM

STARTER MOTOR
Removal & Installation (2.0L Zetec-E)
CAUTION: When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION before disconnecting battery. Before testing starter, ensure transmission is in Park or Neutral.

Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect starter solenoid wire connections. Remove 3 starter motor mounting bolts. Remove starter motor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure negative battery cable is installed with starter mounting bolt. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Removal & Installation (2.0L SPI)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air cleaner outlet tube. Remove 3 starter motor mounting bolts. Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect starter solenoid wire connections. Remove starter motor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Removal & Installation (2.0L Duratec)
Remove intake manifold. See INTAKE MANIFOLD in ENGINE - 2.0L DURATEC ST article in ENGINES. Disconnect negative battery cable. Disconnect starter motor electrical connectors. Remove 3 starter motor mounting bolts and remove starter. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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