How to replace starter

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  1. niahuynh

    niahuynh Member

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    Hello guys, I'm new to the forum. I did search for information about replacing the starter and I couldn't find anything on it. My starter just died out last night and I'm trying to see if there's any DIY sticky. Thank You in advance guys.
     
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    **You may or may not have to remove the distributor** (3 bolts & 2 plugs)

    **May or may not need to remove air filter box and battery** (4 bolts on the box & 2 batteries hold-downs)

    1. Disconnect the neg. (-) battery terminal.
    2. Disconnect the pos. (+) lead to the starter.
    3. Disconnect the solenoid wire (black, 1/4" female connector)
    4. Unplug the starter wire harness (may be confusing this with the alternator)
    5. Remove the 12mm and 14mm bolts (2 total) holding the starter to the transmission bell housing.
    6. Pull the starter straight out and replace.

    EDIT: Those are instructions for the I4, you didn't say which you had.

    All from memory, but it's pretty straight forward.
     
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    HondaLuver83 Well-Known Member

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    How many more rep points do you need bro lol?


    I tried to rep you, but it looks like I did recently already. Ohwell. Good post though!
     
  4. Sketch o5

    Sketch o5 Señor Greengo

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    hahaha, word, same here.

    nice little write up tho brandon. and good luck noob, should be pretty easy, haha.
     
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    :thumbsup:....then someone will be like "DIY with pics please" :ioc:
     
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    No taking the radiator hose out? I Believe my hose was in my way when i did mines...
     
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    Thank You for the instructions! I'll try it tonight after I get home from work.
     
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    just did this to my cousins 5thgen not to hard just take your time and plz dont do like my cusin who took off distriputer,motor mount,unhook all sensors on left side,and spill antifrezze in dist,:doh:it is not a bad job thou just use common sense,good luck.
     
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    may need breaker bar for the two bolts holding starter.
     
  10. XxESKIMOxX

    XxESKIMOxX Well-Known Member

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    what year is your accord.? it maybe under recall and get it fixed for free at the dealer.
     

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