Best Answer
same problem

It takes time as you can't get to if from above because of the exhaust manifold and from below because of the transfer case. The shop manual only talks about the 2WD because it does not have transfer case and that cost my sister to pay a dealer $700 to replace on her 2WD MPV.

Disconnect the battery.

Remove the skid plate and bottom cover.

1. Take off the powersteering and alternator belt. Remove Power Steering pulley by taking off the nut and the pully comes off the fluted shaft. This required in an alternator replacement as the pulley blocks the alternator hanger bolt.

2. Remove the power steering pump and be careful where you disconnect the Plumbing because you cause the pump valve to fall out if you remove the bottom hose connection from the bolt on the bottom of the pump.

3. Disconnect the electrical connections and remove the alternator.

4. Remove the transfer case drive shaft to get the angle to remove the starter bolts.

5. Now that you have a front access to the starter, disconnect the electrical connections now or after you drop the starter.

6. Remove the starter bolts from the transmission side.

Take a break or wait till the next day.

7. Replace the starter and this might take two persons. One to hold the starter in place. I stuck some towels under the starter to hold it in place to reinstall the starter bolts. Be sure to reconnect the electrical connections as in the removal.

Taking my time, it took two sessions as I wanted to be refreshed for the reinstall.

It is not hard, but tedious and dirty and you have to move around to get to the different things.

I used a Napa rebuilt and am happy with it. A friend of mine finally used a Napa rebuilt for his 77 Ford F250 diesel and found it to be stronger than your lifetime guarantee ones.

By the way, I found that replacing the passenger side exhaust manifold gasket got rid of the ticking lifer noise at startup. Finally did it because it blew and the the usual reason for curing the ticking problems because it sounds like lifter noise is replacing the cam shaft. The center port is higher than the two ends, probably because of warpage and broke the firewall manifold bolt. Used an Arkasas milling machine to reduce the difference. (A flat bastard file)

While you have the manifold out, it would be a good time to replace the heater hose that is in the same area and is unreachable otherwise.

User Avatar

Wiki User

2010-09-20 01:52:29
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you replace a starter on a 1991 Mazda mpv v-6 4wd?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How do you replace the Starter on a 1995 Isuzu rodeo 4wd?

Hi, How Do You Replace a Starter on a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo, V6, 3.2 liter engine? Does anyone know where the starter is? Help. How Do You Replace a Starter on a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo, automatic, 4wd, V6, 3.2 liter engine? Does anyone know where the starter is? Thanks alot.

Is a 1991 Mazda mpv v6 4wd same as 1994?

No, There is a difference of 3 years in the manufacturing period....!

Where is the starter located on 1997 Mazda MPV?

The starter on the 3.0 (4WD) is located low on the passenger side of the block. It is difficult to get at because the differential is also on that side. -RJC

On your 1990 Nissan 4wd hardbody sometimes you have to hit the starter with a 2x4 for the truck to start. What is the problem?

Starter solenoid sticking. Replace the solenoid if it is external. If it is internal, then just replace thee starter. It will cost a little more but you will have a new starter and solenoid.

Which Allen wrench to change brakes on Mazda tribute 4wd 2005?

Which allen wrench to change brakes on mazda tribute 4wd 2005?

Does the Mazda tribute 4wd 02 use chain or belt drive?

I have 2001 Mazda Tribute 4WD with 3.0 V6 and it uses timing chain, not a belt.

What are the release dates for Road Riot 4WD - 1991 VG?

Road Riot 4WD - 1991 VG was released on: USA: June 1991

How do you replace the starter on a 1996 Toyota Tacoma Xtra cab 4wd V6?

You should remove the positive cable from your 1996 Toyota battery. Remove the cables from the front of the starter. Remove the starter retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new starter.

How do you disassemble the hub on a 1991 Toyota 4wd pickup so you can replace CV joint?

Check your local library for a repair manual.

Why does the 4wd not work on a 99 Mazda b3000?

cause you farted on it

What Mazda cars have rear wheel drive?

Mazda RX8 is RWD Mazda Tribute is FWD but can also be bought in 4WD configuration.

What would let the starter stay engageed after the key is off starter and solenoid are both new 6cy 4WD 1991 Ford F150?

a bad battery will do this. also make sure the correct shims are used in installation and that the number of teeth on flywheel and starter both match. either of these can make starter hangup and not disengage

People also asked