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Old 06-29-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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Hello to all,

I have a L300 2002 v6,that due to the guidance of fellow board members I am now replacing a bad starter.

Has any one else replaced a starter on these v6 engines?
If so, some additional guidance would be appreciated. I was able to loosen the lower mounting bolt by using a small space between the oil drain pan and the trans drain pan. I can't get a socket on the top bolt I can only barely feel the bolt from the top of the engine.

It seem at this point some additional engine accessory's will have to come off.

Any thoughts any one?

The only additional thing I can think to do would be to remove the alternator from the right from wheel well and accessory drive belt to gain a little better access. Still doesn't look like it would help that much.

I was a little afraid to start ripping parts out blindly.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 06-30-2010, 03:26 AM   #2
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1-Turn the ignition OFF.
2-Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3-Jack or raise the vehicle on a hoist.
4-Remove the right front wheel.
5-Disconnect the 2 starter solenoid electrical connections.

Important

Loosening the fastener will allow the harness bracket to move enough to clear the starter using equivalent (#16 TORX) wrench.

6-Loosen the fastener securing the electrical harness bracket to block.
7-Remove the lower starter assembly to engine block bolt.
8-Lower the vehicle.
9-Remove the upper starter assembly to engine block bolt.
10-Move the starter right, clearing the engine block, then left and out of the engine block (flywheel housing).

Installation Procedure

11-Guide the starter into the engine block (flywheel housing).
12-Install the upper starter mounting bolt finger tight.
13-Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
14-Install the lower starter mounting bolts. Tighten Tighten the lower starter mounting bolts to 40 Nm (30 lb ft).
15-Install the B+ cable and nut. Tighten Tighten the B+ cable to starter nut to 9 Nm (80 lb in).
16-Install the S-terminal wire and nut. Tighten Tighten the S-terminal nut to 4.5 Nm (40 lb in).
17-Connect the negative battery cable to the battery. Tighten Tighten the battery terminal bolts to 17 Nm (13 lb ft).
18-Install the right front wheel.
19-Position the wheel onto the hub.
20-Install the wheel bolts and tighten in a star pattern.
21-Hand tighten all 5 wheel bolts.
22-Use a torque wrench to tighten the wheel bolts using a star pattern. Tighten Tighten the wheel bolts initially to 63 Nm (46 lb ft).
23-Use a torque wrench to final tighten the wheel bolts using a star pattern. Tighten Tighten the wheel bolts finally to 125 Nm (92 lb ft).
24-Lower the vehicle from the hoist.
25-Tighten the upper starter mounting bolt. Tighten Tighten the upper starter mounting bolts to 40 Nm (30 lb ft).
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: starter replacement

thank you very much for the detailed removal procedure, after two long nights (after work),my L300 is now complete with a new starter. The removing of the engine wire harness bracket was critical to starter removal. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction and taking the time to post, it is appreciated

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