: Installing starter 2005 sts

10-07-10, 06:20 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, 07:12 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, 10:12 PM
Its a V6. Trying to figure out how hard it is to do.

10-08-10, 09:34 PM
Know anyone with Alldata? Need a STS shop manual?

10-09-10, 08:13 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