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Starter removal on a 1995 explorer 4wd

I have removed the two bolts that hold the started in place, i'm having problems getting the starter out past the drive shaft and are the wires snap on type or do i need to be looking to unbolt them? its such a close fit that I can't see the wire side.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U will need to unbolt the wiring,

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There are just 2 bolts that hold the starter to the engine, then there is the battery cable and the starter solenoid leads, take note of where the wires go before removing them. Lets talk safety, use jack stands to hold the car up, disconnect the battery so you don't burn yourself or start an electrical fire.

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Sounds like the brushes in the starter motor are worn out. When you strike the starter with a hammer, it jiggles the worn out brushes, allowing them to make better contact. Before replacing the starter, check that both the main starter cable and the smaller "trigger" wire have good, clean, tight connections. Otherwise, you need a new starter.

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    • 3
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The sizes given are the wrench sizes needed to perform the step.
1. Remove the negative battery cable from the battery.
2. Remove the hose that connects the air cleaner to the throttle body.
3. Remove the top of the air cleaner box (4 clips on the corners).
4. Take out the air filter. Disconnect the sensor on the side of the air cleaner.
5. Remove the three bolts (2 - 12mm, 1 - 10mm) that hold the bottom of the air cleaner box to the inner fender and remove the box.
6. Disconnect the two rubber hoses on the top of the air canister (one large, one small).
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12. Loosen the bottom starter bolt (14mm) and remove it completely.
13. Hold the starter up and remove the top bolt completely. Flip the starter over and place it on the drive axle below with the wiring facing up.
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16. Snake the new starter down through the driver's side reverse of the way the old one came out. Lie it on the drive axle and connect the solenoid connector and the cable.
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18. Start the bottom bolt; tighten it up all the way.
19. Tighten the top bolt the rest of the way.
20. Connect the battery cable and try the starter - before you put everything back!
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  2. Position the starter to the engine block and loosely install the mounting bolts. If tabbed shims were withdrawn during removal, position them before the outer mounting bolt is threaded.
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  1. Disconnect the field coil straps from the solenoid.
  2. Remove the through-bolts, and separate the commutator end frame, field frame assembly, drive housing, and armature assembly from each other.
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Disconnect the battery cables in order to reduce the possibility of accidentally shocking yourself.

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