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I am removing starter from my 1995 3.8l 6v mustang and can't get to top bolt. i don't want to strip bolt, any help on what i could remove to get a better shot at it
Use long 3/8 extension with a swivel socket if you cant find curve type off box end wrench.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: removing starter on2001 montana
if you can see the bolts it the three ones close to the starter besure to disconnect the negiative side of the battery before you start to take it off.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
SOURCE: 1993 lexus LS400 starter
remove them from any angle possible. as for tools should be metric or standard octagonal heads. make sure you disconnect the battery so you dont cause a short or pop anything. took me 3 altenaters to learn that.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
Should be between the radiator and engine, underneath the car. There might be a plastic cover held on with 10mm bolts. The starter bolts go up thru the starter, into the block.
Posted on May 07, 2010
1. The Upper Bolt is easily accessed from the front of the vehicle going OVER the radiator. It is partially hidden by a black brace. There is a black ground wire going to where a nut(s) are located. This first nut will allow you to take off the ground connection, however the bolt has another nut further in (to the left) which is totally hidden. Remove this first nut.
2. After the first nut is off, remove the ground wire, then using a deep socket 15mm socket remove the second nut which is attached to the bolt.
3. Go under the vehicle to remove the wires from the Starter. The first wire is the positive cable (should be red) attached on the solenoid portion of the starter. That is a 13mm nut, Remove the nut and lock washer and detatch the wire. The second wire (single small gauge) goes to the solenoid and is connected using a slide lock - press release connection. It is difficult to see the slide lock and the press release located on the top side of the connection. Slide the red slide lock out and press the release, and pull out the connection straight out. Do not force it, or it may damage the connector. Note the placement of the bottom bolt position on the Starter. DO NOT remove the two (2) small, but long connector bolts on the wire connection end of the starter.
4. Remembering the noted postion: remove the lower 15mm bolt from the Starter. The bolt head is located on the back side of plate moving towards the left side of the Van. It is easily accessed from underneath in front of the transmission. Near the end of removing this bolt, support the starter or it will fall out.
5. Remove the Starter, noting the position of the starter. There should be a separate starter facing plate. If if didn't come down with the starter check up in the starter to flywheel opening and remove the plate.
6. Installation is Reverse of above. The facing plate is a little tricky getting it to stay in place. By starting with the bottom bolt it is easier, Make sure you continuously support the Starter in position to save crossthreading the bolt or starter. Hand tighten only the bottom bolt as youwnat to be able to turn the starter slightly to get the top bolt in.
Starter Bolts are tigthen to 35 ft-lbs.
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Posted on Jun 15, 2010
If you are talking about the axle hub nuts,then you may have to use an air impact socket driver and impact sockets.These nuts can be torqued to over 140 FT LBS. Let me know if you need more help.MOE
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
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