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How do you change a starter on a 2005 Kia Sedona?

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On the 2.9litre diesel I found that 2 of the bolts holding the starter could be reached from underneath( after jacking up and putting on ramps or axle stands both sides) the third was only accessed from the top and i had to loosen the bracket for the gear linkage cables as it prevented getting a socket on the head of the bolt. once the 4 bolts(12mm) were removed it was easy. I found on ebay a repair kit which replaces the piston and contacts which on mine were badly eroded(just as site said) and replacing those cost under £15 (about $25?) A reconditioned starter would have cost at least £175. The instructions for replacing the plunger and contacts were excellent and changing them took under 20 minutes.

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I have pasted procedure from below. You may also want to review my post at .

Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Record the radio anti theft code data.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable On 2002-05 vehicles, shift cable Starter motor electrical connectors On 2002-05 vehicles, starter heat shield Starter motor

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Fig. Starter motor mounting-3.5L Engine

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 20-24 ft. lbs. (27-33 Nm). On 2002-05 vehicles, starter heat shield Starter motor electrical connectors. Tighten the battery terminal nut to 106-141 inch lbs. (12-16 Nm). On 2002-05 vehicles, shift cable Negative battery cable Reprogram the radio anti theft codes

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SOURCE: how do you change the right front headlight bulb on a kia sedona

Remove the headlight assembly. Just remove the 3 bolts with a 10 mm socket and pull it out so you can disconect the wire harness. After that pull the whole assembly out and unscrew the bulb cover. The bulb is held in with a spring clip.

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See my "Tips and Tricks" for instructions for changing the spark plugs in a Kia Sedona.

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SOURCE: What are the steps to change a Kia Sedona Starter

The starter can be removed from under the vehicle. But before doing anything,first disconnect the negative terminal of the car battery.Do start the procedure with battery connected. The starter is located on the frame rail on the driver's side. Lift the car up on jack stands.Give proper support to the car before working under the car to locate and remove the starter.Now before removing the starter you will have to remove the upper intake manifold bracket .This manifold bracket is held by 4 screws,remove those screws first to loose the upper intake manifold bracket.Then remove the wiring connections from starter solenoid mounted on the top of the starter motor.There are two wiring connectors remove both.Both the wiring connectors are fitted by a nut.Remove both the nuts and loosen both the wiring connector.Now loosen the starter connecting bolts and remove the starter carefully from the engine compartment.In the reverse procedure reconnect the new/replacement starter and complete the procedure. ------- Keep updated for any more queries.Thanks.

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