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Can't get starter bracket to realign while trying to replace

Removed old starter but the bracket has shifted ahead and I can't seem to move it back to get the bottom bolt back in. Top goes in fairly well. I removed the skid pan from the bottom for a better look, and though I can see it I can't get the bracket to move back with a pry. I loosened the bracket bolt as well, still no luck.

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  • Dragonman61 Jan 20, 2009

    Thanks a lot, I figured out after a while that it was the only way to get it up to where it could be lined up. worked pretty good after a bit of frigging as you mentioned. I just wish it hadn't been 30 below out in the yard hahahaha

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Jack up the engine you can then get it lined up,not the easiest bracket to line up....dont give up.....you will get it in the end

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See Figure 5


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Fig. Fig. 5: Starter mounting-2.5L engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the engine air cleaner assembly.
  3. Remove the fuel feed and return lines from the support bracket located on the accelerator cable bracket, and remove the fuel line bracket.
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  5. Remove the air cleaner support bracket from the engine and transaxle mount.
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Full tutorial at autozone.com, just log in and search starter

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Check this procedure for Starter - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION...

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Fig. 3: Remove the three starter mounting bolts

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Fig. 4: Carefully lower the starter out of the vehicle
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Fig. 5: Starter mounting-2.5L engine
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  2. Remove the engine air cleaner assembly.
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  5. If removed, install the gear shift selector and bracket.
  6. Install the fuel line bracket and install the fuel lines in the bracket.
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View of the starter motor with the heat shield removed while looking over the crossmember

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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

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  3. Install or connect the following:

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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

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  3. Remove the air cleaner bracket.
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  2. Remove the battery and tray.
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  4. Remove the air cleaner bracket.
  5. Remove the wiring from the starter.
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