When you turn the ignition switch, the starter motor is energized. The starter pushes out a splined shaft that engages the teeth on the flywheel, and thus spins the engine to initially start it.
– Failing to start when the key turns
– Starter stays on after engine started
– Hearing a single loud click when turning the key
– Having the engine turn over very slowly then stop
– Intermittent issues starting the vehicle
Programming: No programming required.
2006 Pontiac G6
2007 Pontiac G6
2008 Pontiac G6
2009 Pontiac G6
2010 Pontiac G6
Part Numbers: 336-2141A, 6786S, 6786SN, DLG9970S, DL9970S, N613391B, R613391B
If you are looking from the top side of the engine bay, locate your engine oil dipstick and oil filter housing.
Slightly to the left below the oil filter housing you will see the body of the starter motor.
The starter motor can be easily removed from the bottom of the vehicle. GM did a great job of keeping this part easily accessible.
You’ll need to remove the three electrical connections that are held onto the starter motor with two retaining nuts.
Then the two starter bolts can be removed. Once the two 15mm bolts are removed, the starter can the pull out and away from the engine.
Once the starter has been removed from the engine, be sure to check the flywheel for damage to the flywheel teeth. The starter engages these teeth in order to turn over the engine.
If you see damage to the flywheel teeth, your problem is much larger than a bad starter and the flywheel will need to be replaced.
Next you’ll want to inspect the old starter. Look at the sliding pinion gear to see if any of the spines are broken off. Check the starter housing for cracks or missing chunks of metal. If anything has been broken off the original starter the engine will need to be inspected to find these pieces to prevent damage to the flywheel in the future.