Starter motor - removal and refitting

Removal
1 Apply the handbrake, jack up the front of the vehicle and support on axle stands (see Jacking and Vehicle Support).

2 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

3 Working underneath the vehicle, unscrew the nut and disconnect the main cable from the starter solenoid (see illustration).

8.3 Solenoid wiring connections on Lucas M79 starter motor- CVH engine
8.3 Solenoid wiring connections on Lucas M79 starter motor- CVH engine

4 Disconnect the ignition switch wire from the solenoid.

5 Unscrew the three mounting bolts and withdraw the starter motor from the gearbox bellhousing (see illustration).

8.5 Unscrew the starter motor mounting bolts
8.5 Unscrew the starter motor mounting bolts

Refitting
6 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

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