March 8, 2016
03300 Version 1
Starter Grinds or Spins at Startup
The starter grinds or spins at startup.
|Part Name||Part Number||Quantity|
|Starter (includes gasket)||31200-5G0-A02||1|
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
The normal warranty applies.
|Operation Number||Description||Flat Rate Time||Defect Code||Symptom Code||Template ID||Failed Part Number|
|2181BD||Replace the starter and rotate the torque converter one bolt hole.||0.9 hr||07406||04201||16-016N||31200-5G0-A02|
Skill Level: Repair Technician
- Make sure the ignition is turned to OFF.
- Disconnect and isolate the negative cable with the battery sensor from the battery. NOTE:
- Disconnect the positive terminal from the battery.
- Remove the battery setting plate and the battery.
- Remove the lower radiator hose from the lower radiator hose bracket.
- Remove the dipstick.
- Disconnect the positive starter cable and the S terminal connector.
- Remove the starter.
- Remove the torque converter cover.
- Rotate the crankshaft and remove all eight bolts.
NOTE: Do not remove the final bolt until ready to rotate the torque converter.
- Rotate the torque converter clockwise one bolt hole. Then, install the bolts and torque them to 12 N·m (9 lb-ft). NOTE: Moving the torque converter more than one bolt hole will index the flexplate and torque converter incorrectly. The torque converter must be rotated as shown.
- Mark the torque converter and the flex plate as shown. Then, write the bulletin number (16-016) on the flex plate with a permanent marker or paint marker.
NOTE: If there is a previous alignment mark and a reference to this bulletin, no further rotation can be done. A new torque converter will have to be installed.
- Install the torque converter cover and torque the bolts to 12 N·m (9 lb-ft).
- Install the new starter and gasket. Then, torque the bolts to 45 N·m (33 lb-ft).
- Do the battery installation procedure.
- Start the engine to make sure it works properly.