Ford Starter Installation Instructions


Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 24-04-2014

Ford is known for constructing quality autos made to run strong for many miles.Ford uses an electric starter to interact the flywheel. As soon as the flywheel is engaged, it’s going to flip the crankshaft. A faulty starter is mostly a last resort for troubleshooting a faulty ignition system. As soon as the starter is off the automobile, it can be bench examined at most native automotive-components stores.
1. Access the engine compartment by opening the hood and securing it with the prop rod. Disconnect the battery cables by eradicating them from the terminals with a socket wrench. This can isolate the electrical power.
2. Find the starter, a cylindrical shaped motor mounted between the flywheel and the engine. The starter might be accessed from the bottom of the engine. This will make the duty easier.
3. Unbolt the stud on the top to remove the positive cable with the socket wrench. Pull it away from the starter.
4. Pull the starter off the body by hand. Faucet with a hammer if the starter is stubborn and won’t come loose.
5. Position the new starter to the frame. Start threading the top bolt to hold the starter in place.
6. Unscrew the stud on the highest of the starter to install the positive cable. Place the starter cable on the stud and tighten with a socket wrench
7. Push the remaining bolt via the unfavorable cable and tighten each to the bottom bracket. Secure both bolts with a socket wrench.
8. Safe the battery cables to the battery terminal. Tighten the cables on to the terminal for a strong connection.
9. Begin the car to ensure the starter was installed correctly. The Ford will begin with no hesitation.

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Engine: 302 (Ford 5.0L) OHV (Shouldn’t matter that its not the overhead cam, but whatever)
Transmission: Ford AOD (Not AOD-E… it’s the first AOD… the one used in the 80s and very early 90s).

Instructions from Haynes:
1) Raise Vehicle
2) Drain tranny fluid
3) Disconnect the oil cooler line fittings. (Plug lines to keep out contaminants)
4) Remove torque converter (TC) cover.
5) Remove nuts that fasten the TC to the driveplate.
6) Drain the fluid from the TC
7) Remove the starter motor
8) Remove the drive shaft
9) Disconnect the speedo cable
10) Remove any exhaust components which will interfere with transmission removal (I don’t have a jack so I can’t see if there are any)
11) Disconnect TV cable.
12) Disconnect shift cable.
13) Remove the mount to transmission extension hosing bolts.
14) Raise tranny and remove crossmember-to-frame bolts, lower the cross member.
15) Lower tranny. Remove transmission bolts and stud.
16) Disconnect and plug transmission fluid cooler lines.
17) Remove tranny dipstick tube.
18) Move tranny to rear, disengage from engine block dowel pins, lower and remove.

1) Raise transmission, turn TC to line up the studs with the holes in the driveplate.
2) Move tranny forward until dowel pins and TC are engaged.
3) Install tranny to engine bolts.
4) Install TC to drive plate nuts.
5) Connect tranny fluid cooler lines.
6) Install the tranny mount and crossmember throughbolts.
7) Install dipstick tube and oil cooler line fittings
8) Install starter
9) Connect vacuum hoses (Again, don’t know if this is required since I can’t get under my car… but even if so shouldn’t take very long)
10) Connect the shift and TV linkage
11) Plug in tranny wire harness connectors
12) Install TC cover
13) install driveshaft
14) Connect speedo cable
15) Adjust shift linkage
16) Install any exhaust components removed in step 10 of removal
17) Fill tranny, start car, check for leaks.

I’m more curious because I want to know what I’m going to be charged for labor since I don’t have the facilities to do this myself. =

Drivetrain is easy to remove. Mark position, remove 4 bolts, pull back. Installation is also that easy.
Chokos: Ouch… that many? I’m not talking about rebuilding the tranny… pull out the old one, put new one in.
Alternate instructions:
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