The point is since it appears the only thing worked on was the
battery. He may not actually have a starter problem. Better to
find out before he changes the starter for nothing or don't you
think so genius?
to get a starter and go out there and change it. It's a 2.2L
tools will I need? Some good Samaritan poured Coke all over the
That should help keep the pack rats out of there:)
10 mm wrench or socket for the plastic flywheel cover, 13 mm wrench
for the positive cable, 8 mm wrench for the ignition wire to the starter,
15 mm socket for the two starter bolts. There may also be a bracket
at one end of the starter that bolts to the block, I believe that the bolt
head is 13 mm.
Thanks. You're 100% correct, per usual. Changed it yesterday morning. Was a
snap, except I set my 8 MM deep socket on the battery and it rolled off and
I can't find it. Even removed the battery, it's part of the car now. Had to
tighten the solenoid wire and the battery terminal with a long 8 MM box
This car has around 60 K miles on it. Seems like the driver is a bit late
releasing the starter. She waits about two seconds longer than I would. Bet
that has something to do with the starter's short life. The first thing I
noticed when I pulled the plastic cover was the teeth on the flex plate.
Looks like she also tries to start it with the engine running.
The replacement starter was larger in diameter and longer than the original.
It fit, and the car cranks very well.
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