[V6-12v] Starter motor

Clive Young cyoung1661 at rogers.com
Sun Nov 25 10:46:49 PST 2007

Well for those following I got it off eventually.

The upper bolt comes from the back of the transmision above the axle. This 
is an absolute nightmare to get at as ther is no room for a wrench or socket 
as the lower wishbone is in the way, the cat , and the axle. No chance in 

I ended getting at it from above and removing the air filer,  MAF and hose. 
I could not use a breaker bar as there was no room to get it in and swing 
it. I bought a 6 point 16mm socket with a half  inch drive. I could get the 
standard handle in but had no leverage. i made sure the socket was on good 
reached in with both arms and leveraged my whole weight. it moved a tiny 
amount but that is all I needed. worked it back and forth and 2 minutes 
later it was off.

The motor is now out and I can see the problem. The braided line tha runs 
from he strter to the solenoid i completely coroded away. I just can't see 
replacing the whole assembly just for this. I am going to see if I can get a 
link welded on. Anyone have any coments or experience wit this ?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr. Gary E. RAFE" <drgerlists at gmail.com>
To: <cyoung1661 at rogers.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [V6-12v] Starter motor

> cyoung1661 at rogers.com wrote:
> !Gary did you have to pull the alternator to get at it? I see no other 
> way. If you have any tips I would appreciate it.
> !Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network
> We had our local (non-dealer) shop do the work.
> Cost us 2hrs of standard labor,
> which, I believe, involved lowering the front sub-frame
> to get at the starter motor. --Gary
> --
> Dr Gary E RAFE: drgerlists at gmail dot com 

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