Starter Replacement: Toyota / Lexus
Опубликовано 31 Августа 2016
DIY Instructional video on how to replace the starter on a Toyota or Lexus vehicle.
Procedure is simple requiring just basic hand tools.
The air filter housing, air inlet tube and battery must be removed to access the starter on the transmission side of the engine.
Starters often fail because of worn contacts or solenoids. They can often be rebuilt for much cheaper than a full replacement.
Inspect the flywheel and starter teeth for damages before reinstalling the starter. Chipped teeth are not a good sign and evidence that an attempt was made to start the car while it was already started.
Make sure you keep the old starter to return to the parts store, as they charge a core fee until you return the old starter.
Using anti-seize on the air box bolts is a good idea as the area around the battery are rust prone.
For this job, tools needed include a flat head screw driver, needle nose pliers, 10mm wrench, a 10mm, 12mm and 14mm socket with 6" extension and a ratchet.
This DIY applies to most Toyota or Lexus FWD vehicles, such as the Lexus RX300, RX330, RX350, ES300, ES330, ES350, Toyota Highlander, Camry, Avalon, Corolla, Sienna, Tercel, Matrix, Yaris, Echo, Solara and Rav4. The only difference might be the access around the air box and battery area.