: Installing starter 2005 sts

10-07-10, 07:20 PM
Do anybody havre instructions on installing a starter in a 2005 sts? Found out from the dealer my stater is bad. Thank you for your help.

10-07-10, 08:12 PM
Is it a V6 or V8? I know the V8's starter is up top, under the plenum, not sure about the V6..

It sounds scary to have to get into the engine to change the starter but, a lot of people say if you're doing it in your driveway, it's probably easier than trying to get underneath for a conventional one ;)

10-07-10, 11:12 PM
Its a V6. Trying to figure out how hard it is to do.

10-08-10, 10:34 PM
Know anyone with Alldata? Need a STS shop manual?

10-09-10, 09:13 AM
Two bolts, looks easy in the service manual; no special tools.
From the manual:

Starter Motor Replacement (LY7)
1. Turn the ignition off.
2. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
3. Remove the starter solenoid electrical connector from the starter
4. Remove the starter terminal nut and the battery positive cable from the starter
5. Remove the starter motor bolts.
6. Remove the starter motor.

note: when installing new starter torque value is 37 lb/ft

08-31-14, 10:21 PM
Wrong - not easy. It's easy to unbolt but you need to remove the driver side catalytic converter to get it out of the engine cavity. That's an all day job in itself pal.

08-31-14, 11:15 PM
What's the billable time for the V6 in the Service manual?

I know the V8 started sits underneath the intake manifold; THAT takes time..

09-04-14, 07:17 PM
It's a fairly difficult job, exhaust to come apart and off,O2 sensor to unhook,starter wiring, I had a hard time,next time I will foot bill and go to Dealer,there is a special engine lifting procedure which makes the job a snap compared to laying on your back in the gravel. Good Luck.