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95 buick lesabre starter removal




I have found the starter, but do not know how to remove it. both cables have been removed. I have found what i think is one of the two bolts, but it has some sort of plastic cover near it preventing it's removal. i can not find the other bolt. I have changed many a starter in my time, but need a little help on this one. Thank you.

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You have two bolts. the plastic cover will need to come off should be two or three 10mm bolts holding it

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Have you tried a thin wall socket like Snap-on makes, I changed a starter on a 91 3.8 and remember the cover, but seem to remember the socket was the key. What is the cover? is it the flywheel dust shield?

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