Infinity G20 Starter Removal

by Michael SignalUpdated July 05, 2023
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Several components work in concert to start the Infiniti G20. Wiring, relays and the car battery all play a part in the equation, but the starter is of utmost importance. And even though a car with a manual transmission can start with an inoperative starter, many luxury vehicles, such as the Infiniti G20, are equipped with automatic transmissions, which makes the starter absolutely necessary.


The starter is an electric motor that physically turns the Infiniti's engine over, or makes the engine crank move. A gear from the starter meshes with and turns the flywheel, which starts the engine.


The starter is located on the underside of the car. Look to the rear of the engine, toward the transmission. You may have to remove other parts to access the starter on some Infiniti models.


Disconnect the negative battery terminal for safety, then remove the starter electrical connector. Next, unscrew the starter bolts; there should be two, at most. Last, pull the starter out of the vehicle. Reverse the steps to install a new starter.

Video showing how to replace the starter on an Infiniti G20:

Comments on this video:

  • This is perfect, for future references when I need to do my starter.
  • I had to replace the failed starter on my Nissan 200SX SeR with the 2.0L SR20D engine which is a nearly identical model platform to the Infinity G20. It was the most difficult starter i have ever replaced and i have been an amateur mechanic for 45 years. Its an all day job with the right tools. The car must be elevated securely and as high as possible. I recommend the highest quality starter you can afford. They are all rebuilt, no new starters are available at least for the Nissan. Compare the starter bendix gear and make sure your new starter has beveled gear teeth. Worn out and cheap replacement starters sometimes have flat faced gear teeth.

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