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I need a drawing of what bolts i have to take out to get a starter out of a 1997 bmw 318i 4 cylinder. i can see the starter but can't determine where and how many bolts are holding it in place and what else do i need to take out to get at the starter so i can replace it. thanks dave.

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Generally all starters have two bolts that hold them in.  Plus the associated wiring.

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