[V6-12v] Starter motor

Tom Christiansen tomchr at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 13:17:11 PST 2007


No experience personally, but if the braid is made of copper and you
have a good way of cleaning it to the point where all the copper is
shiny, you should be able to solder a link on there.


On Nov 25, 2007 10:46 AM, Clive Young <cyoung1661 at rogers.com> wrote:
> 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
> hell.
> 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 ?
> Thanks
> ----- 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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