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matty j

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removal of starter motor?
« on: 19:44, Mon 05 November 2007 »
right then my starter motor has passed away so i need to change it but have no idea where it is?
can anyone help/point me in the right direction?
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« Reply #1 on: 21:30, Mon 05 November 2007 »
stick your head in the engine bay, look at the gearbox then follow it to the back of it towards the aei unit and it should be just behind the engine block.
Tried to explain the best i could. Hope this helps...

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« Reply #2 on: 22:09, Mon 05 November 2007 »
still alittle confused as to where it is
is it near the turbo?
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« Reply #3 on: 10:20, Tue 06 November 2007 »
around that area, where the gearbox joins onto the engine block it will overlap at the back thats where the starter motor is i will try and take a photo tonight.

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« Reply #4 on: 13:24, Tue 06 November 2007 »
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around that area, where the gearbox joins onto the engine block it will overlap at the back thats where the starter motor is i will try and take a photo tonight.


a photo would be awsome mate if you could please.
is it accesable easy enough?
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« Reply #5 on: 14:34, Tue 06 November 2007 »
it is very awkward to change with the engine still in the car, it can be done you just need very long arms and small hands.LoL

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« Reply #6 on: 19:42, Tue 06 November 2007 »
what if i jack it up?
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« Reply #7 on: 05:58, Wed 07 November 2007 »
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what if i jack it up?

Well u have to come to it from down below so its best u lift it high :D

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« Reply #8 on: 08:54, Wed 07 November 2007 »
so can someone post a pic as to where im aiming for :) please
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« Reply #9 on: 11:25, Fri 09 November 2007 »
Sorry mate havent had chance to take a pic yet as when i get home its dark, will do it over the weekend.

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« Reply #10 on: 15:12, Tue 13 November 2007 »
the starter is at the back of the engine, kinda between the d/s drive shaft and the exhaust manifold.
the haynes manual says that the downpipe should be removed,autodata says its a 4hr job :shock:

i did this job a couple of weeks ago and spent an hour on it, that includes washing my hands and putting my tools away after.

you will need to jack up the car, put on axle stands to be safe.
!DISCONNECT THE BATTERY EARTH!
lay under the car and you should see the starter at the back of the block.
remove the 2 wires from the starter, then remove the 13mm bolt holding the brace to the block (if fitted, ours didnt have this).
next, from above, is the 3 16mm(i think) bolts holding the starter to the gearbox, these are under the turbo area. once theyre out, give the starter a wiggle and let the old starter drop to the floor.
fitting the new motor is a reversal of this procedure and can be fiddly to get the new motor in place.
dont forget there is a locating dowel, this will be in the gearbox or the starter. this must be refitted to correctly align the starter pinion.

 

you can just about see the starter sitting under the exhaust manifold.

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« Reply #11 on: 08:08, Sun 18 November 2007 »
thanks laura didnt have chance to take some photos yet to help this guy out.