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Cant get the starter off of my 2004 nissan exterra and the bolts are out how is it stuck to the engine

Im changing the starter and can not get it to break free from the engine what do i need to do to get it off

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Starter gear is probably stuck in flywheel. 1. disconnect battery 2. use correct size socket w/ratchet and turn the crankshaft on front of motor. the bolt is inside crankshaft pulley.

Posted on Dec 25, 2013

Testimonial: "Thanks for the advice but i had also tried that and still yet the problem remains the same Im thinking that the bendix has somehow over extended and became hung on the flywheel so i now am going to try to disassemble the starter in hopes that i then will be able to resolve this issue otherwise i will have to drop the transmission im affaraid/"


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SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Exterra won't start

Run a jumper cable from your positive side of battery. to your starter incomming large careful....It will spark big time.  If the started ingages your selenoid is cooked and needs to be replaced.  Be real careful or you can cause harm to yourself as well as your car 

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are you saying will not thread back into the hole.If so,get a tap for the bolt size and retap the hole and reinstall with a new bolt.Take your time starting the bolt.

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