How do I get my starter removed on my 2003 Subaru Outback LLBean 3.0 LH6 ?

May 8, 2019
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I am trying to get some suggestions on how to get my starter removed on my 2003 Subaru Outback LLBean 3.0 LH6.
I looked at many How-To Videos online but the pics look very different on that side from how it looks on mine. I can't see the top of the starter or any of the bolts except those on the bottom side.
Appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks in advance,
Place the car on a level surface.
Disconnect the battery negative cable. Ensure all other cables are clean and tight when complete.
Prepare a proper jack and jack stands. Block the vehicle from moving.
All tools are metric. Remove L.F. wheel. Remove engine covers and obstructions.
Remove the bottom starter bolt first.
Remove stater positive cable and starter solenoid connection with the ground attachment.
Make sure all connections are cleaned on reassembly.

Install new starter, reversing the mentioned instructions.
Tightening torque: 50 N.m (37 ft-lb).
Torque the wheel correctly with wheels on the ground.
Attach battery negative connection.
Scan for codes and delete.
Set the throttle body adaptation providing air filter is clean and with a new PCV valve.

Idle Relearn:
When the ECM is Reset and all DTC's have been cleared, the ECM idle control is also cleared.
If you have SSM3 or SSM4, simply instruct the ECM to set the idle speed.
Aftermarket bi-directional scan tools should be able to adapt the throttle program.
If there is no access to a factory style scan tool, you can recreate the proper conditions for the ECM to relearn idle control and the correct RPM to maintain idle speed under load conditions.
Load conditions include:
Cooling fans ON or OFF
A/C request
Power Steering load request
Transmission load request
Any electrical load request
1. Ensure all power accessories ie: lighting, heater and electrical parasites are OFF.
2. Disconnect the battery negative for 30 minutes.
3. Reconnect the battery negative.
4. Following all steps without touching any switches or pedals. Use the ignition key only.
5. Insert key to the ON position only for 20 seconds.
6a. Turn the key so that the engine starts.
6b. Set timer for 20 minutes.
6c. Let engine idle for 20 minutes.
7. Turn key OFF and leave the key in ignition for 20 seconds.
8. Remove the key.
9. Repeat step 5 and Continue to step 10a when complete.
10a. Turn the key so the engine starts and set timer for 10 minutes.
10b. Let engine idle for 10 minutes.
11. Turn the key OFF and leave key in ignition for 20 seconds.



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