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Default Maxima Starter Removal/Installation

Removal:

1: Disconnect negative battery terminal.

2: Remove intake assembly. (Remove everything up to the throttle body).

3: Detach harness protector that is above the starter and to the left of the battery.

4: Disconnect starter harness connecting the start solenoid to the power supply wire using a 12MM socket or open ended wrench.

5: Loosen upper 14MM bolt with a deep 14MM socket and 3/8 or 1/2" drive. Requires some force to be removed.

6: Loosen and remove lower 17MM bolt with deep 17MM socket or a 17MM socket and extension. This requires a lot of force to remove.

7: Pull starter away from engine at a slight downward and away angle. This requires some maneuvering to remove from the engine as there is little room to work with. Removal of the battery may help in this situation.

Installation:

1: Put start back in place using the reverse order of removal instructions. Be sure to finger tighten all bolts before tightening them down all the way!! Use the deep sockets to get the bolts started. Finger tighten 14MM, 17MM, and 12MM bolts. Tighten 12MM bolt connecting the power harness to turn more than finger tight or per the required torque specification. The 14MM and 17MM bolts tighten with a large amount of force.

Step 2: Re-install harness protector.

Step 3: Re-install intake.

Step 4: Reconnect negative battery terminal.
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i replaced starter the car turned on a few times and then back to itself i think someone has been messing with it but it doesnt start on demand battery is fine starter is fine what wiring can i check or what can possibly be wrong ?
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i replaced starter the car turned on a few times and then back to itself i think someone has been messing with it but it doesnt start on demand battery is fine starter is fine what wiring can i check or what can possibly be wrong ?
I had the same problem on 2000 maxima.I replaced the starter and a few days later the cor would not turn over.Then I notice some corrison on the hot cables below the black plastic where the two cables connect to.After cleaning both of them I have not had a problem.I now dont think I every need a starter.This was 6 months ago and the car stell starts fine.So check where your cables connect to that black plastic before the battery post.Carl
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When removing the starter, would you recomend going from the top or jacking it up and going from the bottom?

Also where would have an OEM starter? Or should I go with an aftermarket?
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When removing the starter, would you recomend going from the top or jacking it up and going from the bottom?

Also where would have an OEM starter? Or should I go with an aftermarket?
It should be easier to get from the top. Usually only the dealer will have an oem part. You can go with aftermarket they are usually a little cheaper. Just remember that the cheapest one probably won't last long. You don't really want to have to replace it twice.
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I am having a problem with my 2000 maxima...I think it is the starter as the battery is fine. Which wire are you referring to when you say "Then I notice some corrison on the hot cables below the black plastic where the two cables connect to."? Where is the black plastic you are talking about? Thank you
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Very nice, thanks for the write-up! I am in a pinch and needed this how-to.
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Nice write up but is there any pictures that will show details for the starter removal? Can I assuming this is for a 1997 Maxima?
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Found this very helpful website with color pictures and arrows. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2076435
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