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Old Apr 18, 2010, 07:08 PM
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HELP: need to replace evo8 starter

I will need to replace my starter here this next week and havent found any decent guides on how to replace it. if anyone has any guides, links, or pictures for this it would be much appreciated
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 07:13 PM
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its 2 bolts. its very very easy. let me know if you have questions
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Its pretty easy.

1. Disconnect the negative terminal on your battery
2. Remove the splash shield if you have it under the car
3. Remove the starter shield (I think that has to come off.)
4. Remove the little grounding clip on the starter as well as the power wire ( I think its a 12mm)
5. There are two bolts that hold the starter in place that go through bell housing. One faces the starter side and the other faces the drivers side.

It should just come out and do it in reverse to put it back in. Hope this helps.
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 07:14 PM
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take off your untertray, its right there on the bottom of your tranny. easy
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 07:16 PM
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happen to have or able to find any pix of it? imma newbie for a reason :P
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:52 AM
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Check out this link: http://www.evomoto.com/tech_articles..._article_id=27
Look at the pictures for steps 12, 13 and 14.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 08:14 PM
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ps make sure you disconnect the positive on the battery before you attempt this install
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Wrong thread

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Old Aug 2, 2011, 05:34 PM
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My starter is making a crazy noise do i need a new one or just hit it? Lol
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Old Oct 5, 2011, 04:55 PM
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Need a DIY on starter too.. I have minimum tools and jack right now...
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by AIEvo9MR View Post
Check out this link: http://www.evomoto.com/tech_articles..._article_id=27
Look at the pictures for steps 12, 13 and 14.
Great link. Thanks!
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 02:53 PM
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needed this thanx.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 11:59 AM
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I just replaced the starter but the new one is a little bigger than the stock starter and the starter shield won't fit anymore. I can't even get it to screw on at any of the 4 bolt points. Is it okay to leave it off if the undertray still covers the starter?

If not, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get one or how to make one?

Thanks
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Old Feb 10, 2019, 08:07 PM
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Anyone have an update on fitting the cover on the larger starter? Is it even necessary?
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Old Feb 11, 2019, 10:46 AM
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One thing I noticed when pulling the Evo starter is the high quality connector on the signal wire (the wire from the ignition switch at the starter). It locks in place until you press the tab in just the right way. Force it and you will break the connector. People who have damaged this connector find that it then tends to giggle loose causing a no crank condition.

The starter on my wife's Subaru failed so I bought an aftermarket Amazon starter for it. It worked for about three months and then failed. New Subaru starters were on back order, my order was finally just canceled. So, I took the Chinesium starter apart and found it had brass bushings and no lube. Greased, it works fine.

As for the heat shield on the Evo starter, is it needed? Well, the starter will last longer if you don't roast it.
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