Four types of starter motor are utilized depending upon the vehicle
transaxle and assembly plant location. Manual transaxle equipped
vehicles utilize a conventional starter motor which consists of a yoke,
an armature assembly, an overrunning clutch assembly, a solenoid, a
commutator end cover, a brush holder and a pinion drive lever. Automatic
transaxle equipped vehicles utilize a reduction type starter motor
which has, in addition to the components found on conventional starter
motors, a reduction gear and shock absorber assembly.
Fig. 3: Starter motor assembly
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise and support the vehicle safely.
Label and disconnect the starter solenoid electrical connector.
Remove the mounting bolts from the starter motor, then carefully
lower the assembly from the vehicle.
Install the starter motor assembly complete with any shims that
may be used between the engine block and the starter.
Install and tighten the starter mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs.. (23
Connect the starter solenoid electrical connector.
Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.