How do you remove a starter motor from a toyota verso corolla
Just did this the other day on my 1993 corolla (same engine, etc).
It helps to first get the replacement starter motor so that you have
something to look at and see how it looks like, and where the mounting
The starter motor itself is mounted on the back
side of the engine with just two bolts, and it is in principle an easy
replacement. The downside is that the bolts are not so easy to access,
so patience and some good tools are important.
You'll have to raise the front end of the car enough to work under it. Open the hood and
disconnect the battery terminals from the battery. Go underneath the
car and disconnect the cables from the old starter motor. One cable
goes to a plug-in terminal (press down the retainer clip with a small
screwdriver to remove, the other is fastened with a 12mm hex nut.
Now you can remove the two bolts holding the starter motor in place
(14mm hex). The bottom-most bolt is accessible from below the engine
and faces the passenger side of the car. If the bolt seems hard to get
to, cheer up...this is the easy one :-)
The second bolt faces
the DRIVER side of the car, and is accessible from under the hood. It's
easy to find, but it is surrounded by a lot of cables and stuff that
get in the way.
I removed the air filter and used a socket wrench
with a hinged handle to get the bolt started, finishing with a regular
wrench.As the second bolt loosens, you should have someone else hold
the starter motor in place, and catch it as it comes off.
Getting the old starter motor out of the engine compartment is a bit of
an obstacle course...I did it by moving away part of the plastic
underbody cover on the passenger side. Replacement part goes back in
the same way, Again, have someone hold the new starter motor in place
while you reinstall the first bolt. Connect the cables to the starter
motor terminal, replace anything (like the air filter) that you removed
for the installation, reconnect the battery, and turn the key.
I am no mechanic, and it took me about 3 hours once I had everything I
needed. Someone more competent could certainly do it faster.
Oct 29, 2010 |
Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks