My 1991 Infinity M30 starter won't tighten to the block.
I have a Infinity M30 and have had to remove the starter about 5 times. I couldn't find the starter anywhere for the car because its very rare. I had no choose but to buy one from Advance Auto. Needless to say the 3rd one went bad today. The first one I got worked about a year, 2nd was no good from the time I put it in,and this one I got as soon as I returned the 2nd starter. It worked for about 3 months and cracked today were the top bolt mounts on the block. The lower bolt is striped out due to the soft metal that it screws into. The bolt would not tighten down very well the last time I put this starter in. Now its very loose and won't hold the starter where it should be. Tight against the block. How do I get the starter tight without screwing myself and having a huge hole and no way to mount the bottom bolt? If I go up a size and the bolt strips then the hole on the starer will not be big enough for a larger bolt. I have no way to feel the back of the stud to put a bolt on it because the stud should not have come unscrewed from the block. What do I do? If I try to weld it I'm afraid the weld may cause the starter to stick out and the bennix not catch the wheel right. Can someone please help?
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Re: My 1991 Infinity M30 starter won't tighten to the...
You will have to get acess so you can slightly drill out and install heli-coil,Properly installed will hold better than original threads.Then you can use original Bolt.Can get heli-coil kit for about 30 dollars at fastner supply or some parts houses.As for your starter see if advanced can get remaned originals.If not most Oriely or carquest can.
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It will start when cold, and after driving and then parking, the starter will not turn over? Replace your starter/solenoid.
WARNING: WHEN SERVICING THE STARTER MOTOR (11002) OR PERFORMING OTHER ENGINE COMPARTMENT WORK NEAR THE STARTER MOTOR (11001) , BE AWARE THAT THE HEAVY GAUGE BATTERY INPUT LEAD AT THE STARTER SOLENOID (11390) IS "ELECTRICALLY HOT" AT ALL TIMES. BE SURE TO DISCONNECT BATTERY GROUND CABLE (14301) BEFORE SERVICING STARTER MOTOR .
2.0L Engine Starter Removal
Disconnect battery ground cable.
Remove engine intake air resonator and air box.
Disconnect the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor and mass air flow (MAF) sensor.
Remove three starter motor retaining bolts and ground wire.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove integral connector retaining nuts and wires from starter solenoid.
Disconnect the knock sensor.
Remove the axle shaft bearing bracket bolts and position the bracket aside.
Remove the starter motor.
Installation NOTE: When installing lower starter motor retaining bolts, be sure to install ground cable.
Position starter motor to transaxle and loosely install lower retaining bolt.
Install integral connector retaining nuts. Tighten B-terminal retaining nut to 11 Nm (97 lb-in). Tighten S-terminal retaining nut to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
Lower vehicle to floor.
Install starter motor retaining bolts and ground wire. Tighten to 20 Nm (15 lb-ft).
Install engine intake air resonator and air box.
Connect the IAT and MAF.
Connect battery ground cable.
2.5L Engine Starter Removal
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Disconnect the idle air control (IAC) valve hose from the intake manifold.
Remove the IAC valve hose locator from the upper radiator hose.
Remove the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hoses from the air cleanter outlet tube.
Disconnect the intake air temperature (IAT) and mass air flow (MAF) sensor electrical connectors.
Disconnect the air cleaner inlet tube from the air cleaner housing and the outlet tube from the throttle body.
Remove the air cleaner assembly.
Remove the air cleaner housing support bracket.
CAUTION: Do not carry an open flame of any type when working on or near an open fuel system. The fuel system remains under pressure for long periods of time after engine shutdown. The fuel pressure must be relieved before performing any service to the fuel system.
Remove the protective service valve cap and connect the Multiport Fuel Injection (MFI) Fuel Pressure Gauge T80L-9974-B to the fuel pressure service valve, located on the fuel injector rail. Slowly open the valve and relieve the fuel system pressure. Remove the gauge and install the protective service valve cap.
Remove the safety clips and disconnect the fuel line couplings using disconnect tools D87L-9280-A (for 3/8-inch lines) and D87L-9280-B (for 1/2 inch lines). Install protective caps and position the fuel lines out of the way.
Remove the transaxle selector cable bracket retaining bolts and position the bracket (with cable attached) aside.
Disconnect the starter motor solenoid electrical connectors. Secure the battery cable harness and the heater hoses aside.
If equipped, remove the starter motor support bracket.
Remove the starter motor.
Install the starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
If equipped, install the starter motor support bracket. Tighten the retaining bolt to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft). Tighten the retaining nuts to 17 Nm (13 lb-ft).
Connect the positive battery cable and solenoid harness to the starter motor solenoid. Tighten the battery cable retaining nut to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft). Tighten the solenoid terminal retaining nut to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
Install the transaxle selector cable bracket. Tighten the bolts to 20 Nm (15 lb-in).
NOTE: Inspect all O-ring seals and garter springs for damage, prior to assembly. If either O-ring is damaged, both O-rings must be replaced. Replace the O-rings or garter springs only with the appropriate replacement parts. Lubricate the O-rings with clean engine oil, prior to assembly.
Remove the protective caps and connect the fuel line couplings. Install the safety clips.
Install the air cleaner housing support bracket. Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
Connect the air cleaner housing to the air cleaner inlet tube and the outlet tube to the throttle body. Install the PCV hoses to the air cleaner outlet tube. Connect the IAC valve hose to the intake manifold and securely tighten the retaining clamp. Install the IAC valve hose locator to the upper radiator hose. Connect the IAT and MAF sensor electrical connectors.
NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn the strategy.
Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
Tag and disconnect the wiring at the starter.
If necessary, turn the front wheels fully to the right. On some
later models it will be necessary to remove the frame brace. On many
models, it will be necessary to remove the two bolts retaining the
steering idler arm to the frame to gain access to the starter.
Unfasten the starter mounting bolts, then remove the starter from the vehicle.
Position the starter motor to the engine, then secure with the
retaining bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-20 Nm)
on starters with 3 mounting bolts and 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm) on
starters with 2 mounting bolts.
If removed, tighten the idler arm retaining bolts to 28-35 ft. lbs. (38-47 Nm).
Connect the starter cable to the motor. Tighten to 70-110 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Disconnect the negative, then the positive battery cables from the battery.
For 1990-94 vehicles, remove the battery and battery tray from the engine compartment.
For 1990-94 vehicles, detach the speedometer cable connector from the transaxle.
For 1995-98 2.0L turbo engines, remove the air hose.
For 1995-98 2.4L engines, remove the air cleaner and air intake hose.
If equipped with 1.8L engine, remove the bracket on the lower side if the intake manifold.
Detach the starter motor electrical connections.
Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the starter motor and related components-1990-94 vehicles, others similar
Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the BAT terminal connector from the starter motor
Fig. Fig. 7: Unplug the starter motor electrical connector
Unfasten the starter motor mounting bolts, then remove the starter from the vehicle.
Fig. Fig. 8: Unfasten the starter mounting bolts
Fig. Fig. 9: Remove all of the starter mounting bolts ...
Fig. Fig. 10: ... then remove the starter motor from the vehicle To install:
Clean both surfaces of starter motor flange and rear plate. Install the starter motor onto the engine and secure with the retainer bolts. Tighten the retainers to the specifications shown in the accompanying figure.
Attach the electrical harness connector(s) to the starter.
If removed, install the intake manifold stay and tighten the retainers to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
For 1995-98 2.4L engines, install the air cleaner and air intake hose.
For 1995-98 2.0L turbo engines, install the air hose.
For 1990-94 vehicles, attach the speedometer cable to the transaxle. Install the battery tray and battery.
Connect the positive, then the negative battery cables.
Raise the vehicle and support it safely on jackstands.
Disconnect all cables and wires at the starter solenoid on the starter motor.
Remove the starter mounting bolts and lower the starter from the engine.
Fig. Fig. 4: Detach the wiring connectors from the starter motor, ...
Fig. Fig. 5: ... then, while supporting the starter motor, remove the starter mounting bolts
Fig. Fig. 6: Lower the starter motor out from under the engine-1991 3.0L engine shown, other engines similar
Position the new starter assembly to the engine block and start the mounting bolts in by hand.
Snug all bolts while holding the starter squarely against its mounting surface and fully inserted into the pilot hole. Tighten the mounting bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (21-27 Nm).
Reconnect the starter cables and wires to the starter motor. Tighten the screw and washer assemblies to 70-130 inch lbs. (8-15 Nm).
Lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.
When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or more for the PCM to relearn the strategy.
1) Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal
2) Raise vehicle front and suitably and safely support.
3) Remove cover from starter wiring (small right angle-like black plastic cover).
3) Loosen large wiring harness (underneath starter) so that it can be moved out of the way.
4) Remove outer nut and wires from solenoid.
5) Remove outer nut and wires wires from starter.
6) Remove two (2) screws retaining plastic flywheel cover and cover.
You will need to do this - otherwise you will be unable to remove the
front bolt holding the starter to the engine block. This cover is a
small black plstic piece located where starter penertates the flywheel
7) Remove (2) bolts retaining starter to the engine block. One
is accessable towards the front of the starter/vehicile and the other
(long one) is towards the rear of the vehicle - just behind the frame
8) Position starter so that if can be dropped down (flywheel gear part first).
9) Reverse the above instructions to install the new starter/solenoid
necessary, install the gears and clutch assembly to the starter
housing. Apply grease to the gear and clutch assemblies and place the
clutch assembly, idler gear, bearing and pinion gear (1.6 kW) in the
Insert the spring into the clutch shaft hole and place the starter housing onto the magnetic switch. Install the two screws.
the field frame with the armature onto the magnetic switch assembly and
install the two through bolts. Tighten the bolts on the 1.4 kW to 52
inch lbs. (6 Nm) and on the 1.6 kW to 82 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
There is a protrusion or tab on each part; make sure you line them up correctly during assembly.
the wire to the terminal on the magnetic switch and tighten the nut to
52 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Install the heat insulator, if equipped.
Reinstall the starter on the vehicle. Check starter system for proper operation.