Elantra 1992 starter: which way from the engine to the bench?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Jean Castonguay, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. The starter has never failed in 240.000 km, and shows no sign of a
    pending failure.

    I would like to check the copper brushes and the armature commutator.

    I disconnected the cables and removed the two holding bolts. Now, I
    ask myself how to take the starter from the engine to the bench. From
    above or from below?

    What are you suggestions?

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Jean Castonguay, Oct 14, 2006
  2. Jean Castonguay

    Mike Marlow Guest

    I'd suggest trying one way or the other. You would probably have figured it
    out in less time than it took to post the question.
    Mike Marlow, Oct 14, 2006
  3. Jean Castonguay

    hyundaitech Guest

    I seem to recall it being easiest to sandwich between the axle and rear
    frame member, but it's been a long time since I've replaced one. For the
    trouble you'd go to getting it off the car, why not install a new one or
    have the rebuild parts so it'll be guaranteed to be in good condition when
    you reinstall.
    hyundaitech, Oct 14, 2006
  4. Thank you "hyundaitech".

    Inside, the starter looked as new. I blew the copper oxyde dust and
    greased the planetary gears and the pinion shaft. Outside, I scrapped
    the rust and put a coat of anti-corrosion paint. It is good for
    another ten years!

    Alas, the rust will digest my ®educational toy¯ much before that. :-(
    Jean Castonguay, Oct 18, 2006
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