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.

• If the starter does not operate, inspect the following:
– Remove the starter, and inspect the starter unit.
– Inspect the related wiring harnesses, the ignition switch, and the transmission range switch (AT).

No-load test

1. Verify that the battery is fully charged.

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

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

• If the starter does not rotate smoothly, inspect the starter unit.

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

• If not within the specification, replace the starter.

Standard current


Voltage (V)

Current (A)

MT: 90 or less
AT: 105 or less