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Why is top starter bolt on a 2004 endeavour so hard to reach and remove. Will not buy any more Mitsubishi cars -- just to hard to work on...

How to remove bolt -- socket does not fit as the starter base is in the way. I will cut off the base with a hack saw tomorrow seems to be the only way to remove it.

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SOURCE: Trying to remove the Starter

Well before you wind up dropping the trans,lol, check the front side of the trans in front of the starter. There's usually a bolt or or nut on a stud. There's only 3 bolts or 2 bolt & that stud holding it in. Check autozone's site for a diagram or buy a Hayne's manual from any parts store.

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tap it a few timnes with a should loosen up then u decide .................. gl

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if all lugs are off and wheels of ground (jack up)
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you will probably need a socket and extension that will allow you to get in there and turn the bolt

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  • Remove the negative and positive lead on the battery.
  • Locate the starter under the vehicle. The starter will be located to the right of the motor on the bottom. Access the bolts comfortably from underneath the truck.
  • Remove the bottom bolt with a socket wrench. The ground cable will be attached. Save the bolt for reinstalling the starter.
  • Unbolt the positive cable on top of the starter. Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt.
  • Unbolt the top of the starter with a socket wrench. The starter will be loose.
  • Pull the starter straight out. Use both hands to pull out and forward as the starter is heavy. Pull forward and lower to the ground.
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  • Position the new starter in place. Match up the starter to the designated bolt holes on the mounts.
  • Start the top bolt. Turn the bolt clockwise but do not tighten the starter down.
  • Start the bottom bolt. Ensure the negative cable is run through the bolt before starting. Do not tighten the bolt.
  • Tighten the top bolt with the socket wrench. Tighten it snug. Repeat the same for the bottom bolt. Ensure both bolts are tight.
  • Tighten the positive cable to the starter. Ensure the cable is snug to the fitting.
  • Connect the terminals to the battery. Ensure the vehicle cranks. The starter will engage without hesitation if done correctly.

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Heres's the procedure on how to remove and install starter for your 03 Expedition. First remove the battery cables from the battery. Remove the electrical connections to the starter and label for replacement. There are 3 bolts - 13mm. The bottom bolt is also the ground terminal, therefore you will need a deep socket for that bolt. The other two are accessable ideally with about a 7" extension to your socket wrench. The top bolt is on the top of the starter and you could fit your hand up there to feel it and place the socket. The 3rd bolt is between the bottom and top bolts. Remove the 3 bolts and the starter falls right out.

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Easier done than said! Don't be intimidated by the complexity of this job. You can save hundreds of dollars by doing this simple task in you driveway or garage. This is one of the easier replacements that I have done on a 4WD but there needs to be a little preparation. Exhaust pipe doesn't need to be removed for the 2WD model.
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