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Changing a starter

How do I remove top bolt near solonoid. I can't get a wrench or wratchet in area. Is there a special tool I should use or do I have to remove other parts to get to it? If so which parts.

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I would call auto zone or napa and find out what size socket you need and put the socket on an extension and to reinstall the top bolt you may have to use electrical tape to tape the bolt into the socket I had the same problem with an expedition

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