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Re: how hard is it to change the starter motor in a 1997...
For what it would cost, may just as well take it to a shop! But if you want to. Remove the negative battery cable, jack the car up, support the car with timber or propper stands. Then deal with the starters bolts. Frankster016
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locate it first then unplug wires going to it unbolt it from engine pull out it will be tight put new one in plug in wires its not hard i'm not sure where yours is my mine on my truck is behind starter but i think yours is easier than mine its not hard to change
Replace the starter before it ruins the flywheel. You have a worn out drive that applies to the flywheel. Flywheels are very very hard to change, in fact you can change 10 or 15 starters in the same time changing one flywheel
Here is the picture: https://www.dragtimes.com/parts/FORD-EXPEDITION-STARTER-46L-1997-1998-NEW_160456310228.html
And this is removal manual: Starter
Removal & Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
3. Remove the starter terminal cover.
4. Remove the terminal nut and separate the battery starter cable from the starter motor.
5. Disconnect the solenoid (S) terminal connector, if equipped with a starter mounted solenoid.
? To disconnect the hard-shell connector from the solenoid (S)
terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off; do not pull on the
wire. Pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and (S) terminal.
6. Remove the starter motor retaining bolts.
7. Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.
8. Place the starter motor in position and install the starter motor
retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
9. Install the battery starter cable and a terminal nut to the starter motor. Tighten the terminal nuts to 79 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
10. Connect the solenoid (S) terminal connector, if equipped with a starter mounted solenoid.
11. Install the starter solenoid safety cap. If equipped.
12. Lower the vehicle.
13. Connect the negative battery cable.
Start the engine several times to check starter motor
hi,Joe---first of all take care using car stands! you can access the starter from the top or the bottom but small hands are an asset,--- disconnect the battery, using a 12mm spanner undo the main lead on the starter solenoid,and pull off the additional wire(push on, pull off) now you will need a socket,extension,and ratchet to undo the two only mounting bolts--do this successfully and out she will come----cheers
Check and load test battery. If good, use a volt meter across both terminals.. when.cranking, volts should not drop below 9.5. If it does, replace starter. No valid starter test can be done unless battery has been proven to be good.
this is usually caused by the blower resistor. it is located under dash on pass side. up close to firewall by the blower motor. need to confirm power is not going to fan also if you have power and ground to fan it is bad fan motor. if not most likely a bad resistor
the heater blower motor is located undr the glovebox there are 3 small bolts holding it in place, 7/32 socket i believe after loosening these you will most likely have to move the wirring harness that goes through the floor to get the motor to drop down. after the you get the motor to drop down there is a large vaccum line that goes into the side of the motor gently pull this out be careful not to pull the other end of the vaccum line loose from inside the car. the is a power plug in the side of the motor that u will need to unplug to free up the blower. because it is hard to see the power plug needs to be pressed down on the top and pulled simaltaniously.