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Old 11-24-2007, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have tips on the best way to remove a starter from a 4x4 model? Things are super tight in there and I not sure if I need to raise the engine or remove the front differental? Not sure if it can go in without the two things mentioned above?

I think the grease in the starter is keeping it from fully throwing itself forward and engaging the engine flywheel. Ever heard of such a thing? This only happens when it is cold out side. Thinking the shaft is bent as well?
The starter is getting plenty of juice from the battery! Check with a volt/amp meter.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any tech's out there that can post an exploded view of the starter on an '01 XL-7?

Also, not sure why the factory used an over sized torx bolt to hold down the generater, I'm not having any luck removing it. Can not find a nut on the other end; is this bolt left hand thread?

If I get it out, I will pitch it in the trash and get a standard bolt head. Dumb A$$ design.

Any help with the starter issue would be much appreciated!
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Have you got the manuals at this link? http://www.suzukiinfo.com/vitara/sq416.zip

If you follow the instructions for the SQ625 it should be the same as your XL-7.
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fartfignewtons,
Hope we can find out how to get that alternator pivot bolt loose, when I changed my belt I couldn't get it broke loose. I'll agree what a goofy idea and place to put a torque head bolt. I sprayed penetrating oil on it and was finally able to swivel alternator to replace belt.
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Hope we can find out how to get that alternator pivot bolt loose, when I changed my belt I couldn't get it broke loose. I'll agree what a goofy idea and place to put a torque head bolt. I sprayed penetrating oil on it and was finally able to swivel alternator to replace belt.
I had to use a long screw driver to force back the alternator when I replaced the belts just over a year ago. No luck in removing the factory retarded T45 torx bolt installed under the alternator. WTF!

GF '01 Tracker has a standard bolt!

I see you were not able to remove it as well!
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Well, since there was no response in help removing a starter, I went ahead and removed it along with the alternater.

I was dreading having to mess with that torx bolt from the factory.

I mean, who in the hell use's an M10 x 1.25 x 85mm bolt to pivot an alternater??? GD engineers!!!

Below are some pic's of the ordeal...





Can you tell that I'm a bike mechanic?

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Sorry, didn't mean to hit submit until these last few photo's...

alter all cleaned up

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Once placed back in the truck, she starts up ever time!!!
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Well, since there was no response in help removing a starter, I went ahead and removed it along with the alternater.

I was dreading having to mess with that torx bolt from the factory.

I mean, who in the hell use's an M10 x 1.25 x 85mm bolt to pivot an alternater???

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GD engineers!!!
Amen, brother! I just found out the hard way this is not a 5 or 6mm allenhead. What type torx fits it? I tried a 45 and 47, neither seemed to fit.
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So what did you have to remove to get the starter out? Mine might need replacing soon as wel. It looked like I would have to remove and engine mount? If I remove the alternator I can take the starter out where the alternator used to be? Those bolts are T-50 torx bolts. BTW can anyone tell me where the hell the knock sensor is located on the 2.7?
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So what did you have to remove to get the starter out? Mine might need replacing soon as wel. It looked like I would have to remove and engine mount? If I remove the alternator I can take the starter out where the alternator used to be? Those bolts are T-50 torx bolts. BTW can anyone tell me where the hell the knock sensor is located on the 2.7?

Hmm... I tried 45 and 47, wasn't sure the 50 was fitting. Ended up cutting the head off with a Dremel tool.

Sorry, I have no idea where the knock sensor is, wish I had a repair manual.
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