Replacing a Car Starter Motor

There are many factors that may cause your vehicle not to work, but when you find it is due to a faulty starter (Main Symptoms for a Bad Starter Motor), you can replace the starter yourself with some common hand tools.

Here is how to replace a car starter:

  1. Disconnect the battery. When you are dealing with the electrical system, disconnecting the battery is a necessary step. You just need to remove the negative cable and don’t need to remove the positive cable on the battery.
  2. Remove other wires which are attached to the starter solenoid, and the positive battery cable from the starter.
  3. Remove the starter retaining bolts, and then remove the starter motor. Usually, most starters consist of 2 attaching bolts that hold the starter to the block. Please make sure to use the appropriate socket to remove the bolts, or you may damage them.
  4. Check and ensure the new electric starter motor will fit. Some replacement starters may seem different in appearance, but they have the same fit and function as the old part.
  5. Transfer the heat shield and brackets (if equipped) to the replacement starter.
  6. Check if the flywheel teeth get damaged, and mount the new starter. Remember the starter shim if applicable.
  7. Tighten (don’t over-tighten) the starter retaining bolts.
  8. Reconnect the battery and fire up the engine. Connect the battery/starter cable to the starter. If the solenoid is starter-mounted, reconnect any other wires to the starter solenoid in their original positions.
  9. Reconnect the battery.

Here is a video about how to diagnose and replace an electric motor:

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