Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Starter Motor - 3.8L

Removal

WARNING: When servicing starter motor (11002) or carrying out other underhood work in the vicinity of the starter motor, be aware that the heavy gauge battery input lead at the starter solenoid (11390) is "electrically hot" at all times. A protective cap or boot is provided over this terminal that must be installed after servicing. Be sure to disconnect the battery negative cable before servicing the starter. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: When working in area of the starter motor, be careful to avoid touching hot exhaust components. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

NOTE: When working on the starter system, make sure the anti-theft system is deactivated (if equipped.)

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section.

3. Remove the ground cable nut.

Starter Motor - 3.8L

4. Remove the cap.

Starter Motor - 3.8L

5. Remove the nuts and position aside the wires.

Starter Motor - 3.8L

6. Remove the bolts and the starter motor.

Starter Motor - 3.8L

Installation

1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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