Removing starter heat shield on 2000 Passat 4cyl Turbo
I am replacing the starter in my 2000 Passat 4cyl Turbo.
I checked out a Hayes repair manual from my local library. It has been somewhat helpful, but it is really lacking in some details and all the pictures are for the 6cyl model which is apparently totally different than the 4 cyl turbo model.
I'm stuck. I can't figure out how to remove the starter heat shield. It looks like there is a hose clamp going all the way around the starter which holds the heat shield in place. But the screw for the clamp is totally inaccessible. I had to look at it for 15 minutes before I could even see it.
Would be grateful if anyone had any info about how to get the starter heat shield off.
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The starter is overheating from the exhaust manifold heat, sometimes they get so hot they seize from the metal expanding. The starter should have a sheet metal shield on the top to prevent this, chances are it's either rusted off or the starter has been replaced and the shield wasn't put back on. If this has been going on for a while, the starter may have been damaged by the heat. Most auto parts stores have replacement shields, or a GM dealer.
I replaced both stock 9006 low-beam bulbs on my 2004 Accord. Despite much info on removing fenderwell splash shields, I was able to open the hood, and reach the passenger side harness, remove plug, twist and remove bulb and reinstall- no problem. Driver's side required removing the battery, but same procedure. No problems, no cuts or bruises. Owners manual is unclear, Hayes 2003-05 Honda Accord repair manual is wrong, and the dealer charges $29.95 per bulb installed. Took me 10 minutes. Tried to save the radio settings with a 9V battery in the power plug (memory-saver) but that didn't work
putting the car in gear is not turning the starter m,otor y are using a direct drive postion the drive gear on your starter is not engaging there are two posible problems one the starter ring has damaged or broken teeth or your spring on your starter is broken in which y will neen a replacement ps is your battery fully charged
After much research, and little info on "how-to", I replaced both stock 9006 low-beam bulbs on my 2004 Accord. Despite much info on removing fenderwell splash shields, I was able to open the hood, and reach the passenger side harness, remove plug, twist and remove bulb and reinstall- no problem. Driver's side required removing the battery, but same procedure. No problems, no cuts or bruises. Owners manual is unclear, Hayes 2003-05 Honda Accord repair manual is wrong, and the dealer charges $29.95 per bulb installed. Took me 10 minutes. Tried to save the radio settings with a 9V battery in the power plug (memory-saver) but that didn't work."
here is what i remember ... there was a class action law suit against VW about the high failure rate of the coils especially for the 4 cyl cars with turbo ... VW lost and agreed to install heat shields around the coils ... not sure what years are involved but you might check with a VW dealer to see if you come under that agreement .. as i recall VW charged a fortune for the replacement coils and labor.. a few years ago you could expect a second coil to go bad and even a third or all eventually .. VW would only change one coil at at time when in warranty .... the replacement coil did not appear to be an improved version .. .. it looks like VW is obligated to install the heat shields on models included in the suit ..
According to the online manual at AutoZone, you need to remove the right front wheel, the front gravel shield, the exhaust manifold heat insulator, the exhaust manifold, and detach the oil pressure switch connector. The picture shows lifting the starter out from the top once it is unbolted.
I've changed the starter on a '95 with a 4 cylinder engine, and the top bolt was a bugger to get to, requiring two extensions and a universal on my ratchet set. Good luck!