How-To: Replace the Starter in a '02 LS430

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Hey guys and gals,

For those LS430 owners with a shoddy starter, feel free to use this walk-through to guide you through the replacement procedure:

**Reference Material**
LS430 Starter diagram

**The Procedure**

1) Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds before performing any other work

2) Drain engine coolant

3) Remove the V-bank cover

4) Disconnect the accelerator cable

5) Remove the Intake air connector

6) Remove the Throttle body

7) Remove the Upper and lower intake manifold assembly

8) Disconnect/remove the Rear water bypass joint

9) Remove the Water bypass pipe from the water pump

10) Remove/disconnect the Wire clamp from the bracket on the water bypass pipe

11) Remove the O-ring from the water bypass pipe

12) Remove the Water bypass pipe bracket from the water bypass pipe

13) Remove the 2 bolts holding the starter to the cylinder block

14) Remove the Starter connector

15) Remove the Starter from the cylinder block

16) Remove the Nut, and disconnect the starter wire

17) Finally, you car remove the Starter

**Install or connect the following**

1) Wire clamp to the wire bracket with the bolt. Tighten to 87 inch lbs.

2) Starter wire with the nut. Tighten to 87 inch lbs.

3) Starter connector

4) Starter with the 2 bolts. Torque the bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).

5) Water bypass pipe bracket to the water bypass pipe

6) O-ring to the water bypass pipe

7) Water bypass pipe

8) Wire clamp to the bracket on the water bypass pipe

9) Water bypass pipe bolts. Torque the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).

10) Rear water bypass joint

11) Intake manifold assembly

12) Throttle body

13) Intake air connector

14) Accelerator cable

15) V-bank cover

16) Reconnect the neg. battery cable

That should just about cover it. Try to start up your LS430 to ensure that all the work was properly performed ;)
 
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