Mazda 2: Starting System

STARTING SYSTEM LOCATION INDEX

Mazda 2. STARTING SYSTEM LOCATION INDEX

  1. Starter interlock switch (MTX)
    • (See STARTER INTERLOCK SWITCH INSPECTION)
  2. Starter
    • (See STARTER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION)
    • (See STARTER INSPECTION)
    • (See STARTER DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY)

STARTER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

WARNING:

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Perform the following procedure. (ATX)

CAUTION:

3. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

4. Install in the reverse order of removal.

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  1. Terminal B cable
  2. Terminal S connector
  3. Starter

Starter Removal Note

ATX

1. Remove the starter upper bolt from above the engine compartment.

2. Remove the starter lower bolt and starter from below the engine compartment.

MTX

1. Remove the starter bolts (upper, lower) and starter from below the engine compartment.

Starter Installation Note (ATX)

CAUTION:

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STARTER INSPECTION

On-vehicle Inspection

1. Verify that the battery is fully charged.

2. The starter is normal if it rotates smoothly and without any noise when the engine is cranked.

No-load Test

1. Verify that the battery is fully charged.

2. Connect the starter, battery, and a tester as shown in the figure.

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3. Operate the starter and verify that it rotates smoothly.

4. Measure the voltage and current while the starter is operating.

Starter no-load test voltage

Starter no-load test current

Magnetic Switch Operation Inspection

Pull-out test

NOTE:

1. Verify that the starter motor pinion is extended while battery positive voltage is connected to terminal S and the starter body is grounded.

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Return test

1. Disconnect the motor wire from terminal M.

2. Connect battery positive voltage to terminal M and ground the starter body.

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3. Pull out the drive pinion with a screwdriver. Verify that it returns to its original position when released.

Pinion Gap Inspection

1. Pull out the drive pinion with the battery positive voltage connected to terminal S and the starter body grounded.

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CAUTION:

2. Measure the pinion gap while the drive pinion is extended.

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Starter pinion gap

Starter Inner Parts Inspection

Armature

1. Verify that there is no continuity between the commutator and the core at each segment using a tester.

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2. Verify that there is no continuity between the commutator and the shaft using a tester.

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3. Place the armature on V-blocks, and measure the runout using a dial indicator.

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Starter armature runout

4. Measure the commutator diameter.

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Starter commutator diameter

5. Measure the segment groove depth of the commutator.

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Segment groove depth of starter commutator

Magnetic switch

1. Inspect for continuity between terminals S and M using a tester.

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2. Inspect for continuity between terminal S and the body using a tester.

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3. Verify that there is no continuity between terminals M and B using a tester.

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Brush and brush holder

1. Verify that there is no continuity between each insulated brush and plate using a tester.

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2. Measure the brush length.

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Starter brush length

3. Measure the brush spring force using a spring balance.

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Starter brush spring force

STARTER DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

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  1. Magnetic switch
  2. Adjustment washer
  3. Rear housing
  4. Brush and brush holder
  5. Armature
  6. Yoke
  7. Planetary gear
  8. Front cover
  9. Lever
  10. Drive pinion
  11. Internal gear
  12. Gear shaft

STARTER INTERLOCK SWITCH INSPECTION

CAUTION:

  1. Do not reuse the starter interlock switch if it is removed from the vehicle even once.

    Replace with a new starter interlock switch when installing.

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Disconnect the starter interlock switch connector.

3. Verify that the continuity is as indicated in the table using a tester.

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Mazda 2. STARTER

CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH INSPECTION

1. Switch the ignition to off.

2. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for 1 min or more.

3. Remove the driver-side air bag module. (See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

4. Disconnect the clock spring connector (part wiring harness-side).

5. Inspect for resistance and continuity between clock spring terminals B and D (part wiring harness-side) using a tester.

Mazda 2. CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH

Mazda 2. CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH

Mazda 2. CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH

6. Apply battery positive voltage to clock spring terminal G (part wiring harness-side) and terminal E (part wiring harness-side) to ground.

Mazda 2. CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH

7. Verify that the LED illuminates.

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