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09-30-03, 04:28 PM   #1  
Mitsubishi Diamante

I have a 92 Mitsubishi Diamante and think the starter has gone bad, do you have instructions on removing and testing the old starter before I go and purchase a new one?

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09-30-03, 06:03 PM   #2  
You didnt tell us which engine you have so I and sending you instructions for the 3.0 DOHC per Alldata:

Starter Motor: Service and Repair

1. Place gear selector lever into N position.
2. Raise and support vehicle.
3. Drain transaxle oil and remove side undercover.
4. Remove air cleaner cover and air intake hose.
5. Remove electronic controlled suspension compressor assembly leaving hoses attached. Secure to body using suitable wire.
6. Disconnect transaxle control and speedometer cables.
7. Disconnect oil cooler lines.
8. Disconnect inhibitor and kickdown servo switches.
9. Disconnect pulse generator and oil temperature sensor.
10. Raise transaxle to release pressure on transaxle mount bracket using suitable jack stand then disconnect transaxle mount.
11. Remove 4WS pump heat shield and the pump assembly, leaving hoses attached. Secure to body using suitable wire.
12. Disconnect front Ileight sensor rod.
13. Loosen tie rod end nut then disconnect tie rod from knuckle using steering linkage puller tool No. MB991113-01 or equivalent. Ensure that tic cord of tool is tied off correctly.
14. Repeat step II on lower ball joint.
15. With transaxle properly supported, remove righthand crossmeinber.
16. Remove starter electrical connections then remove starter assembly.
17. Reverse procedure lo install.

Starter Motor: Testing and Inspection
Free Running Test

1. Place starter in a suitable soft jawed vise.
2. Connect a fully charged 12 volt battery, ammeter and voltmeter to starter motor as shown in Fig. 8, using a 0-100 amperage ammeter, a suitable voltmeter and a carbon pile rheostat.
3. Rotate carbon pile rheostat to full resistance position.
4. Adjust rheostat until battery voltage shown on the voltmeter reads 11.5 volts for direct drive starters or 11 volts for reduction drive starters.
5. Confirm that the maximum amperage is within specification refer to Starting and Charging/Starting System/Specifications, and the starter motor turns smoothly and freely.
Hope this helps ya,

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10-01-03, 06:16 AM   #3  
Good information from Billy. Also check autolibrary.org below in my signature file too.

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