Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Need torque specs for starter motor bolts

asked by on

Just need torque specs for starter motor bolts

My car has 90 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. If the bolts are 10 mm (in diameter)...

Hello. If the bolts are 10 mm (in diameter) and are grade marked 10.9 on the heads, torque them in the range of 37 to 45 ft lbs. with NO oil on the threads (dry). If the grade is marked as 8.8, torque them at low end of that range. Use a calibrated wrench.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: power steering pump replacement

Hi there. Back in the day, it was cheaper to rebuild a power steering pump so long as it did not run low on fluid and become noisy. Today, aftermarket pumps are relatively cheaper and reliable. With the age and...

Q: My VDC light came on while driving

Your Sentra is equipped with a stability and traction control system called the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC). The VDC system is designed to provide better traction during slippery driving by reducing engine output. This reduces wheel spin and can help...

Q: Car makes weird noise and stops. Now won't move.

Hi, thanks for the question. This is a serious problem and you should shut the car off immediately to risk damaging your transmission further as it may already be to late. The loss of fluid and your car not moving...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.