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Starter motor I am trying to find the starter motor in my 2000 ford contour and I cant. I am hoping it is the starter motor, I have replaced the battery and the vehicle will still not start. It sounds like it wants to turn over but it wont. The starter is the only thing that I can think but I cant find it to take it off and have it tested.

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Is there any sound when the key is turned? The solenoid may be stuck, and a light tap with a hammer may free it up. The starter is located on the engine block.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
STARTER MOTOR
Removal & Installation (2.0L)

CAUTION:When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION before disconnecting battery. Before testing starter, ensure transmission is in Park or Neutral.

Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air cleaner. Remove upper starter mounting bolts. Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect starter solenoid wire connections. Remove starter motor lower mounting bolt. Remove starter motor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure negative battery cable is installed with starter mounting bolt. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table.

Removal & Installation (2.5L)

Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air cleaner and air cleaner bracket. Disconnect starter solenoid wire connections. Remove starter support bracket. On manual transmission equipped models, remove shift cable bracket and disconnect cable. On all models, remove fuel supply line from support bracket. Remove starter bolts. Remove starter. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification.

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Is this a 4 cyclinder our a 6 cyclinder if it is a 4 cyclinder its under the intake manifold pointing towards the trans. if it is a 6 cyclinder it will be on back of the mtr closer to the fire wall

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