hey guys. i'm helping a friend put in a starter on her accord. i'm doing this because A) she's hot B) she's buying me lunch...AND C) she's buying me a couple cases of beer (mmm, free beer).
anyways, i've never put in a starter before. i have mechanical experience, and from what i've researched, it doesn't look hard. are there any tips you wanna share? what's the deal with starter shims? do i need them?
Re: First time install of accord starter... (y-49CRX)
If it's anything like the 92, it's extremely easy.
A) Remove wires from starter (I had to peel back a dust boot for one I believe). Disconnect the battery first btw for good measure.
B) Remove the two bolts holding on the starter.
C) Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the bolts back to spec.
Good luck, tell her it was incredibly hard but you did it for her anyways
I didn't need any shims, it may depend on the brand of starter you get.
Re: First time install of accord starter... (StimpyBoy)
-after giving the top starter bolt hell for an hour, i made a new best friend...liquid wrench.
-couldn't get the bottom bolt off with a normal combination wrench. need a 14mm socket i believe.
-found out that the rachet i need was missing (thanks to friends for using my tools and not putting them back )
-ran out of time (she had to go to work)
well it's an easy process, but due to myself not having the tools and time constraints...it wasn't done. looks like next week i'll do it.
it was pretty easy, i did it a few weeks ago on my 97. the top bolt is a 14mm. i had to borrow one from my neighbor because i lost my 14 a while back ( i need to get a new one lol). and the bottom is a 17mm but its hard to get to. i used an extension on my socket wrench and finagled it in there and finally got it off. as for the wires, theres only two. and of course like everyone else said, installation is reverse of removal. it took me a grand total of like 5-10 minutes (after i borrowed the 14 mm)
**edit** i had to rig up a cheaters bar to put on the end of the socket to get the top on loose since i didn't have access to a breaker bar (my friend was at work and they took the keypad off their garage door DOH!)
1997 Accord Lx
Boosted f22b2 at 8psi daily driven w/ 167,000 miles
242 lb ft. of axle breaking torque. http://www.batlground.com
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