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    Default how to replace starter motor in vt ls1 gen 111

    Help My husband has had a back fusion and so now maintenence up to me I need to know how to replace the starter motor in vt 2000 ls1 gen 111 Im pretty good with mechanical stuff and a farm girl so anybody out there can give a bit of a quick how to I would really appreciate it cheers

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    I don't own a genIII and haven't paid much attention to them but it should be straight forward although frustrating.

    To take the starter motor off should just be 2 bolts, probably 14mm.

    With some vehicles though you will have to remove the exhaust manifold or extractors, whichever it has to gain access.


    REMOVE THE CABLES FROM THE BATTERY BEFORE STARTING THE JOB!!!
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    Hope this assists - have some diagrams if needed.

    REMOVE
    CAUTION 1: Starter motor is in close proximity to right-hand exhaust manifold. Allow engine to cool before attempting to remove starter motor.
    CAUTION 2: When steering column is disconnected from steering rack, do not allow the steering wheel to spin freely as damage to the SRS clock spring may result rendering the SRS inoperative. Maintain the steering column in its original position to ensure that the SRS clock spring remains in its centred position.

    Refer to Section 12M SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM of the VT Series I Service information.

    1. Disable the SRS in accordance with Section 12M SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM of the VT Series I Service Information.
    2. Jack up front of vehicle and support on safety stands. For jacking locations, refer to Section GENERAL INFORMATION of the VT Series I Service Information.
    3. Remove nuts (1) securing right-hand side exhaust engine pipe (2) to manifold flange and remove bolts securing engine pipe to intermediate pipe. Remove the engine pipe.
    4. Remove nut (1) and bolt securing steering column universal joint to steering rack input shaft and remove universal joint from input shaft.
    5. Remove bolt securing starter motor heat shield to mounting bracket (1), unclip heat shield from starter motor solenoid and remove heat shield (2).
    6. Remove two bolts (3) securing starter motor heat shield mounting bracket (4) to transmission bell-housing and remove mounting bracket.
    7. Pull wiring harness connector from solenoid switch terminal 50 (1).
    8. Remove nut (2), washer (3) and battery lead (4) from solenoid switch (B+) terminal 30.
    9. Remove starter motor to cylinder block mounting bolts (1).
    10. Manoeuvre starter motor out and down between transmission bell-housing and body sub-frame.

    REINSTALL
    Installation of the starter motor is the reverse of removal procedure, noting the following points:
    1. Ensure that steering wheel and front wheels are in straight ahead position and that steering wheel is in mid-position from lock-to-lock.
    2. Ensure that all fasteners are tightened to the correct torque specification.
    STARTER MOTOR TO CYLINDER BLOCK MOUNTING BOLT TORQUE SPECIFICATION 40 – 60 Nm
    STARTER MOTOR (B+) TERMINAL 30 NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATION 6.0 – 10.0 Nm
    3. Install exhaust engine pipe, ensuring that the engine pipe is sufficiently clear of underbody components. If interference with underbody components is apparent, the exhaust system will need to be loosened off and tightened in correct sequence.
    4. Enable the SRS in accordance with Section 12M SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM of the VT Series I Service Information.
    5. Check starter motor operation.

    Cheers

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    support motor from top, undo engine mounts, loosen subframe, remove starter motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian84 View Post
    support motor from top, undo engine mounts, loosen subframe, remove starter motor
    Sounds easy, but fraught with other issues for home mechanic.

    If you go this way make sure the subframe goes back in exactly the same position or thrust angle, camber and caster will require realignment. Correct bolt torque, loctite on chassis bolts etc. You don't want the sub frame moving about!

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    Red face Replacing Starter motor in VT LS1 Gen 3..

    1. Disconnect battery altogether..
    2. Have car on jack and stands so you still will still able to work on from top n bottom. ( I had jack + 2 support stands incase crap went wrong), obviously do it when its hot, not after driving or starting...
    3. Unbolt starter motor, 2 x 13mm bolts, and also 1 x 15mm (I think) bolt that's holding the heat shroud on. ( Heat shroud pulls off after that 1 bolt).
    4. Wiggle starter motor out about 100mm, avoiding all wires, hydraulic lines etc to not cause any extra repairs.
    5. Disconnect leads from starter motor, (should be able 2 crack main connection to get loose) and disconnect both leads. If spade lug ( the push on 1) is tight, jam a flat screw driver in between it and the solenoid and twist till its loose, remove both.
    6. Starter motor will be sitting there free.

    7. ANYWAY YOU TRY TO REMOVE THE STARTER FROM HERE WONT HAPPEN, DONT BOTHER.
    8. You have to disconnect the exhaust manifold from the heads to get enough play to remove it from above. Only 6 x 10mm bolts, don't bother removing the actual exhaust, just unbolt from motor. Get a lifting bar of some sort ( any steel rod/bar that can pivot off the air-con bracket to exhaust ) any remove starter motor between air-con and exhaust. Might be abit fiddly but you will get it.

    FROM HERE YOU ARE INSTALLING NEW STARTER MOTOR....

    9. Insert new starter motor the same way as removing, hold exhaust up with leverage, and manoeuver new 1 in.
    10. Get it close to fly wheel postion, get wires and put main 1 on loosely, and push spade lug on properly.
    11. Install starter motor back into bell housing/fly wheel and tighten up. Tighten up main wire near the same angle as when you removed AND make sure spade lug is still on tight. Clip heat shield over solenoid and install bolt to secure heat shield. 15mm, bit fiddly but ring spanner will do it.
    12. Bolt exhaust back on, make sure you tighten the nuts from center out to give gasket correct seal.
    13. All done.

    Torque settings etc is upto you, 1 man job, bout 2 hours getting tools, beers etc. If you have a hand will be much easier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robo8088 View Post
    1. Disconnect battery altogether..
    2. Have car on jack and stands so you still will still able to work on from top n bottom. ( I had jack + 2 support stands incase crap went wrong), obviously do it when its hot, not after driving or starting...
    3. Unbolt starter motor, 2 x 13mm bolts, and also 1 x 15mm (I think) bolt that's holding the heat shroud on. ( Heat shroud pulls off after that 1 bolt).
    4. Wiggle starter motor out about 100mm, avoiding all wires, hydraulic lines etc to not cause any extra repairs.
    5. Disconnect leads from starter motor, (should be able 2 crack main connection to get loose) and disconnect both leads. If spade lug ( the push on 1) is tight, jam a flat screw driver in between it and the solenoid and twist till its loose, remove both.
    6. Starter motor will be sitting there free.

    7. ANYWAY YOU TRY TO REMOVE THE STARTER FROM HERE WONT HAPPEN, DONT BOTHER.
    8. You have to disconnect the exhaust manifold from the heads to get enough play to remove it from above. Only 6 x 10mm bolts, don't bother removing the actual exhaust, just unbolt from motor. Get a lifting bar of some sort ( any steel rod/bar that can pivot off the air-con bracket to exhaust ) any remove starter motor between air-con and exhaust. Might be abit fiddly but you will get it.

    FROM HERE YOU ARE INSTALLING NEW STARTER MOTOR....

    9. Insert new starter motor the same way as removing, hold exhaust up with leverage, and manoeuver new 1 in.
    10. Get it close to fly wheel postion, get wires and put main 1 on loosely, and push spade lug on properly.
    11. Install starter motor back into bell housing/fly wheel and tighten up. Tighten up main wire near the same angle as when you removed AND make sure spade lug is still on tight. Clip heat shield over solenoid and install bolt to secure heat shield. 15mm, bit fiddly but ring spanner will do it.
    12. Bolt exhaust back on, make sure you tighten the nuts from center out to give gasket correct seal.
    13. All done.

    Torque settings etc is upto you, 1 man job, bout 2 hours getting tools, beers etc. If you have a hand will be much easier...
    Few drinks sorry, Meant to say NOT HOT,... This way also stops trying to line up steering exactly, chassis bolts etc, just done n all good, have fun...

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    If the other half is out of action just find a reputable wrench. Might cost you $100 to $150 over the cost of the part. Starter motors aren't easy like changing a spark plug. IMO just bite the bullet. That's what I did with my 2000 VT LS1..............

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