Haynes Tech Tips - Starter Replacement
The starter motor is frequently blamed for starting problems. More often, starting problems are related to the battery, alternator, or loose or corroded electrical connections. Before you decide to replace your starter, be sure you have the starting and charging systems thoroughly checked.
Disconnecting the battery is a necessary part of this procedure. Computers in some vehicles must “re-learn” certain operating data after the battery has been disconnected. On these vehicles, specific procedures must be followed to ensure normal operation after the battery is re-connected. See your service manual for details on your particular vehicle.
Starters usually have two electrical connections – a small one (A) and a large one (B)
Support the starter and unscrew the mounting bolts (see illustration). Remove the starter from the vehicle.
If necessary, remove the dust cover bolt and dust cover (1), then remove the starter mounting bolts (2) (typical)
Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure to follow all procedures in your service manual regarding battery re-connection.