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Starter I have taken 4 bolts off the starter, although, I think one of them didn't need to be taken off. The starter still won't budge. What's the problem?

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You may just have to 'persuade' it by gently tapping w/ a wood or plastic hammer, or using a piece of wood and tap w/ regular hammer above and then below (if u have access to both directions). The starter is installed from front into the bell housing, so try and tap at an angle from the rear of the starter towards the front of the ford, as that is the direction it will be removed. Let me know how you make out. countrycurt0

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