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Battery Replacement i have a 2001 Ford Explore Sportrack. I want to take out battery but cables are unlike anything I've seen before because nut is round in shape. Any advice?

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Is it a torq socket by chance... the socket would fit in the center of the bolt.


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2001 ford ranger 3.0 v6 positive battery cable replacement wiring diagram

I only saw two coming from positive battery post, As far as routing follow the old cables. The starter solenoid should be on top of starter motor. The battery junction block is under hood fuse block.
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I have a 2001 pontiac montana and am trying to figure out how to change the starter.

STARTER REPLACEMENT (ENGINE ELECTRICAL) Document ID# 688149 Starter Replacement

Removal Procedure

Important: This vehicle uses the PG260 F1 starter motor. The starter motor is serviced only as a complete unit.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  2. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.

  3. Remove the starter motor BAT terminal nut and electrical leads.
  4. Remove the starter motor S terminal nut and electrical lead.
  5. Remove the torque converter cover. Refer to Torque Converter Cover Replacement in Automatic Transaxle - 4T65-E.

  6. Remove the starter motor bolts.
  7. Remove the starter motor.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the starter motor.
  2. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.
  3. Install the starter motor bolts.Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor bolts to 47 [n-m] (35 lb ft).
  4. Install the torque converter cover. Refer to Torque Converter Cover Replacement in Automatic Transaxle - 4T65-E.

  5. Install the starter motor S terminal electrical lead and nut. Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor solenoid S terminal nut to 3 [n-m] (27 lb in).
  6. Install the starter motor BAT terminal electrical leads and nut. Tighten:
    Tighten the starter motor solenoid BAT terminal nut to 10 [n-m] (89 lb in).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the battery ground (negative) cable to the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.

Aug 05, 2016 | 2001 Pontiac Montana

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How do i install a starter on a 2001 ford ranger ?

It is a simple task. First make sure to disconnect the battery's negative cable from the battery. Unbolt the starter wiring. Hold the replacement starter in position and make tighten the bolts. Bolt the starter wiring to the new starter. You can get starter for 2001 ford ranger at

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2001 Mazda MPV, have replaced Alternator, but battery light keeps coming on. When negative terminal wire is removed the engine dies, but using meter the voltage output is around 13.85-14. Checked all...

Removing either battery cable, thereby taking the battery out of the circuit, with the engine running can cause the alternator to charge full tilt and destroy sensitive micro volt (computer controlled) components; and I've seen wiring harnesses go up in flame from it. You may have a module problem.

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Batt will die after it rains 2001 ford windstar

It can be many things, but let's try the biggest. Sometimes you can get an oil coating on your battery and it will conduct electricity. I know you would not think oil can do that, but dirt will stick to the oil and water will stick to the dirt. I have seen Dome lights come on when it rained on a battery or was foggy.

So take the battery out and clean the entire case bottom to top. You want to break any possible connection between the terminals and from the terminals to the sides of the battery. Then check the starter cable to the solenoid and see if the solenoid is wet. If the solenoid is greasy it can ground the hot side cable to the frame too. Clean it off too.

Anything else will be harder to find. Look for green corrosion. Good Luck.

Mar 08, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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2001 ford focus zx3 starter replacement instructions

2.0L DOHC Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Air cleaner outlet tube
    • Lower starter motor bolt
    • Two starter motor upper bolts
  3. Slide the starter motor from its mounting until you can gain access to the wiring.
    • Integral connector
    • Starter motor
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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  • Starter motor to its mounting
  • Two starter motor upper bolts and tighten to 15–20 ft. lbs. (20–27 Nm)
  • Lower starter motor bolt and tighten to 15–20 ft. lbs. (20–27 Nm)
  • Air cleaner outlet tube
  • Negative battery cable
  • Dec 06, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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    Car cranked fine drove 80 miles shut off car went back to crank it would not do anything

    Most likely battery related:
    1. Clean battery terminals, remove the battery cables and clean the cable clamps and the battery posts. It may start now.
    2. The negative cable, where it connects to the engine ground, is loose, corroded, damaged, or otherwise not making good ground contact.
    3. Turn ON headlights and try to start engine. If there is a slight dimming or no dimming, the solenoid needs replacement (maybe the starter, too).

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    Ford F150 remote key does not work after car battery


    Any luck with your keyless remote issue? I'm having the exact same problem with my Ford F150 CrewCab after car battery replacement.

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    How do i remove starter on 2001 ford f350 dually (7.3 l powerstroke)


    Removal & Installation 1. Disconnect the positive and negative battery cables.
    2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    3. Remove the starter terminal cover.
    4. Remove the terminal nut and separate the battery starter cable from the starter motor.
    5. Disconnect the solenoid (S) terminal connector, if equipped with a starter mounted solenoid.
    ø To disconnect the hard-shell connector from the solenoid (S) terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off; do not pull on the wire. Pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and (S) terminal.
    6. Remove the starter motor retaining bolts.
    7. Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.
    To Install:
    8. Place the starter motor in position and install the starter motor retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
    9. Install the battery starter cable and a terminal nut to the starter motor. Tighten the terminal nuts to 79 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
    10. Connect the solenoid (S) terminal connector, if equipped with a starter mounted solenoid.
    11. Install the starter solenoid safety cap. If equipped.
    12. Lower the vehicle.
    13. Connect the positive and negative battery cables.
    14. Start the engine several times to check starter motor operation

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    Replacing battery cables

    Don't feel bad I had the same problem getting mine off and I have been a heavy equipment mechanic for 23 years . These cables are like nothing I have ever seen . Under the bell shaped terminal is a brass cone with 6 fingers and they are connected to the stud which turns when you try to loosen the nut because it is bottomed out . The way it works is when you tighten the nut the fingers grab into the battery post and draw the cone towards the post and locks it tight . It is almost impossible to loosen it once it corrodes up , As it spins it will break off the fingers and ruin the terminal . If you can pull it straight up once it has broke free by turning it you maybe able to work with it better . Hope this helps

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