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evo05
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 576713 posted 12/12/07 06:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i need a new starter and i guess in VR4s its in a difficult spot? only way i think i can get to it easy would to take the trasfercase out or take the intake manifold out. Anyone on here have this problem and know how to do it with out taking them off??

thatd be a big help

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 576767 posted 12/12/07 07:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It is easy.

Remove negitive battery terminal FIRST.

Remove both bolts and then remove the speedo cable. Then just back the starter out of the tranny bump and move towards the firewall and pull striaght out toward passinger side finder.

Then you remove the battery cable and starter signal wire.

Install in reverse order. Do the wiring first or you will be sorry.

You may want to go to the auto store and buy a 32-36" 2ga battery cable and replace the old stock part. 2 out of the 3 GVR4s I have had/work on, had this cable go bad. It becomes resistive and wont pass enough amps to crank the starter. A real pain in the ass to do it later. The cable costs around $10.00.



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Edited by Terry Posten (12/20/07 11:02 PM)

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evo05
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 576778 posted 12/12/07 07:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
alright ill give it a try tomorrow when i put it on a lift thought i throw it on a lift if i dont get snowed in and try from that angle rather than on the ground .

thanks Terry


Edited by evo05 (12/12/07 07:29 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 576788 posted 12/12/07 07:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Its a bit of a PITA but not that bad. The hardest thing is getting down to the mounting bolts and then finding enough clearance to actually crack the bolts loose and back them out. I usually loosen both bolts a bit and then hold the back of the starter up with one hand and then spin the bolts out with just a socket an extention and my fingers. I also have a rachet with a handle that I can twist in addition to its normal movement. It is very usefull in situations were you can't get clearance to move the handle.

Its more of an issue of familiarity than actual difficulty. The again, I have arms long enough to make most brachiating primates jealous.

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evo05
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 576793 posted 12/12/07 07:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hahaha alright because i looked at it and i was like HOLY this is gonna suck.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 577114 posted 12/13/07 09:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hate to be off topic but if i lost my starter solenoid cable can that be replaced????

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gvr4737
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 579913 posted 12/20/07 07:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
the starter is simple to do on that car, especially with the engine bay being stripped of unneccasary shit..

just reach ur arm behind the block and unbolt the positive and neg from it..

than unbolt the two bolts that hold the starter in.. reach ur arm behind and wiggle it out, than pull it around and u have no problem gettin it out



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gvr4737
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 579915 posted 12/20/07 07:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
dont remove the speedo cable and dont remove anything else..

just wat i told u

i could bang out starters in that car in less than 15 minutes



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 580146 posted 12/20/07 03:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Really, you can do a starter in these cars in 15 minutes?

Then why are you removing a non-existant ground wire?

Do you know what the connections on starters are?

There is only TWO wires that come off. And there is ZERO reasons to remove them until AFTER you pull it out. Much easier and faster.

The large POSITIVE cable and the small soliniod trigger that, if stock, just unplugs.



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gvr4737
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 580200 posted 12/20/07 05:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
was that supposed to be a cocky remark to me???

i dont see the big issue... u pull off the one connected and use a wrench on the other.. than unbolt the starter with the 2 long bolts and wiggle it out.. if ur engine bay isnt cluster fucked than theyre isnt any reason why u can not get it done in less than 20 mins.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 580202 posted 12/20/07 05:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Watch it with the swearing in this section.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 580226 posted 12/20/07 06:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Then why are you removing a non-existant ground wire?




Depending on who fiddled with it last, the ground wire might be on one of the two starter mounting bolts.

Please keep the thread on track and watch the language Mark.

Thanks.

John



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gvr4737
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 580265 posted 12/20/07 09:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you guys are soo cute..

i guess everyone just hates me now cause i dont own a 91 galant.

damnit..

alrite... next galant gsx for sale is mine



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 580487 posted 12/21/07 02:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Damm I feel stupid, I took my T.case out to do it.lol. Oh well at least I did it on a lift and didn't have to do kama sutra positions to get to the starter.






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