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Tiny
BRYNDON ADAMS
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  • 2008 KIA SPECTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 187,000 MILES
I'm trying to locate where the starter is and I can't find it.
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Thursday, July 4th, 2019 AT 9:07 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon,

I attached a picture for you to view. I attached the procedure for you as well. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2019 AT 10:50 AM
Tiny
DARRENBRADSHAW
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  • 2003 KIA SPECTRA
  • 73,000 MILES
How to replace a starter in a 4 cylinder 16 valve Dohc. I would like to know the best possible way to replace this from the car on the ground.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
IMPALASS
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Hello I have provided the removal and installation according to the manual. I have also included a tip that provides a different way. This will also be in two parts....removal and installation

Here is a guide that will give you an idea as well.

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

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

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
IMPALASS
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Here is the installation
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ALLDAY57
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  • 2003 KIA SPECTRA
  • 78,000 MILES
And how to remove and replace?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
IMPALASS
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Look under the car, it will be between the engine and transmission on the passenger's side. Here is a guide to walk you through the steps and diagrams below to show you on your car.

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

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
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RJOHNSN
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  • 2000 KIA SPECTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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So I replaced the starter on my car. Car was dead. So I thought it was not the starter. I then replaced a blown fuse, a green 40A ig2, and the car sounded like it turned over but there was a horrible high pitched metallic grinding sound. I checked the fuse and this had blown it again. The car did not have the grinding sound before so im wondering if it was possible if the starter was not torqued down correctly this could happen or what?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello and thanks for donating

The starter mounting bolts should have been torqued to 27 - 38 Foot Lbs. This grinding could also occur if the starter electrical connections are hooked up in the wrong spots. Since the fuse blew and was getting the noise, my bet would be on the wiring, not the mounting bolts.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RJOHNSN
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So are you saying it could be be something in the wiring harness or I just did something wrong being a newbee? And what I should replace. Your right the connection (not the push spade) the other screw on one was not put on tightly with the nut but just put on loosly
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Either the wiring is not hooked up in the correct spots on the starter OR the wiring harness itself is bad.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2254.jpg

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RJOHNSN
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Right but the faulty wiring harness would not cause the starter to make that noise right? The new starter did not come with directions on where to hook up the one other cable that was not the push spade. Besides the push spade there were two mounting areas but I only have the one wire (again besides the spade) if I have 2 studs and one wire which one do I put it on?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 11:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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If it's grinding now then just switch the spot and see if it resolves problem
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