1998 Toyota Avalon Replacing Starter Motor

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1998 Toyota Avalon 120000 miles

What are the steps to replacing a starter motor on a 1998 Toyota Avalon?
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 12:36 PM

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REMOVAL:
Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
On some early models with cruise control, you may have to remove the battery.
Also on some models with cruise control, remove the actuator cover and disconnect the wiring harness. Remove the three bolts and then lift out the cruise control actuator. Remove the bracket from beneath the actuator and put aside.
Peel the rubber boot away and remove the nut and disconnect the negative battery cable from the magnetic switch terminal on the starter. Disconnect the electrical connector also located on the magnetic switch.
Support the starter by hand and remove the two mounting bolts.
Remove the starter from the transaxle.

INSTALLATION:
Place the starter motor in the transaxle and support by hand.
Install the two mounting bolts and tighten them to 29-31 ft. Lbs. (39-42 Nm).
Connect the connector to the magnetic switch. Place the battery cable on the switch terminal and install the nut. Tighten the nut and position the rubber boot over the cable.
Using the ignition switch, "bump" the starter over a few times and check for proper operation.

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