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How to Replace the Starter on a Hyundai XG350

by John Rose

Replacing the starter on the Hyundai XG350 is much the same as any other automobile. When you go to start the car and you hear a rapid clicking sound, or possibly even nothing at all happens, you most likely need to replace the starter. It is not a difficult project. Someone with no experience working on automobiles could install the new starter in about an hour and a half. This can save you a lot of money on labor costs at a repair garage.

Step 1

Open the engine compartment of the Hyundai, and disconnect the negative ("-") battery cable using a wrench. Place the wheel chocks behind the rear wheels of the Hyundai. Raise the car on the driver side using the automobile jack. Place a jack stand under the car near the jacking point, and raise it to the frame.

Step 2

Crawl underneath the car, and locate the starter close to the transmission. Disconnect the speedometer and shift control cables using a wrench. Label the electrical wires on the starter using the marker and masking tape. Disconnect the wires using a wrench. Unplug the wiring harness from the starter.

Step 3

Remove the mounting bolts from the starter using a socket and ratchet. Take care when removing the last one that the starter does not fall on you. Pull the starter away from the engine. Place a new starter on the engine, and tighten the mounting bolts with the socket and ratchet. Connect the electrical wires, and secure them with a wrench.

Jack up the car and remove the jack stand from under the Hyundai. Lower the car to the ground. Start the Hyundai to test the new starter.


  • You must ensure that you disconnect the battery terminal or you will risk electrical shock.

Items you will need

  • Wrench set
  • Automobile jack
  • Jack stand
  • Wheel chocks
  • Socket set
  • Masking tape
  • Marker

About the Author

John Rose has been writing professionally since 1981. Now contributing to various online publications, he specializes in auto repair, home maintenance and similar topics. Rose studied English at Frostburg State University.

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