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Can't remove starter

I have romoved the upper and lower starter motor mounting bolts on my 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 6 cyl, 3.0 ltr and now I can't get the starter to come off. It appears to be stuck in place, I've tried tapping on it with a hammer and prying it loose with a crowbar but to no avail. What could be causing it to stick or am I missing something? Please advise.

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Take a look at the new starter. It will tell you if you missed a bolt somewhere. On many starters, one bolt is in the front, the other comes in from the backside, a third supports the nose. From what you said in your post, it's likely you missed one!!

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Well look at your replacement starter how many bolts hold it in? and is a brace/bracket attached I can't see your problem but i would start with what i recommended hope this helps,John

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