Having problems with your 2003 Ford Explorer ?

03 explorer sport starter

\015 How do i remove the starter???\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-01-2020

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HI, please refer to the guide below for thorough instruction on replacing your starter.

\015\012\015\012\011\011\011 \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012Remove the Malfunctioning Starter\015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step1\015\012\011\011\011\011\011 Park your Ford Explorer\015\012on a level surface, activate the emergency brake and place blocks\015\012behind the back tires for safety. Disconnect the negative battery cable\015\012with a terminal puller. Raise the front end of the car with a jack for\015\012easier access to the starter. \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step2\015\012Grasp the plastic shell of the hard-shell connector at the S-terminal\015\012and pull straight off, without pulling the wire. If damage occurs,\015\012replace those items as well. \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step3\015\012Detach all wires connected to the starter, including the ground wire on\015\012the starter motor bolt stud, starter cable and the solenoid push-on\015\012connector. Some Ford Explorer starter motors have a self-threading bolt\015\012holding the starter cable in place. \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step4\015\012Remove the starter mounting bolts, starting with the upper bolt, and\015\012place them in the jar for safe keeping until later. Then remove the\015\012malfunctioning starter from the engine. \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step5\015\012Take your malfunctioning starter to the parts store with you.\015\012Aftermarket distributors remanufacture most of the starters they sell,\015\012so you can likely obtain a partial credit toward your new starter by\015\012exchanging your old one. Be sure that you take care not to damage the\015\012starter in transit, because the better condition it is in, the more you\015\012can get for it. \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step6\015\012Purchase a replacement starter that has the same or higher cranking\015\012capacity (power rating) as the original starter in your Ford Explorer.\015\012Also, match the bolt patterns, drive gears and electrical connections.\015\012Your owner's manual may list specifications or the auto parts technician will help you determine them. Download a free owner's manual at Ford Fleet.\015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012Install the New Starter\015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step1\015\012Position the new starter in the correct location and install with the\015\012mounting bolts. Torque the mounting bolts between 15 to19 foot pounds\015\012(21 to 27 Nm). \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step2\015\012\011\011\011\011\011 Push the solenoid connector straight on to the starter and listen for a click to be certain of proper installation.\015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step3\015\012Attach starter cable nut to the B-terminal of the solenoid. Tighten the\015\012nut between 80 to 123 inch pounds (9 to 14 Nm). Reconnect the\015\012additional starter wiring and replace the red safety cap. \015\012\011\011\011\011 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012Step4\015\012Lower the vehicle to the ground and reconnect the negative battery\015\012cable. Disconnecting the battery cable may cause the Powertrain Control\015\012Module (PCM) to lose information. After testing to make sure the\015\012vehicle starts, drive at least ten miles for the PCM to relearn its\015\012adaptive strategies.

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