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Starter motor. Easy to replace?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Johnny Bravo, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Johnny Bravo
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    I have to replace my starter motor because is giving signs is about to fail.
    I saw one time, when the intake pipes were off the car, that it can be reached from above.
    Is there something else I should know or can it be removed without too much effort?

    My engine is the 2.0 TDI BKD.
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    Fairly simple, remove intake, its right below, undo the connector, then undo the nut with the big wire, unbolt the 2 hex bolts, iirc, then remove sideways up at an angle, install in reverse.
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    Dont do it in reverse.....too dangerous as you might knock someone over:moa:
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    disconnect battery
    i didnt and shorted someting out
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    Ok ok, goes without saying, lol, I should allow for the well versed or the learners lol.
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    Thank you all!
    It seems I'll do it myself.
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    Only the wall behind the car...
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    Done!
    One hour job for starter motor and tandem pump.
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    An hours job took you 1.5 months to get it done lmao.
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    Well I actually did it in July on the 12 but I forgot about the topic :)
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