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Starter removal in mirage 2000 1.8L

Looking to test the starter/solenoid on this engine. I believe it's behind the engine, near the centerline of the vehicle, facing the firewall.

I've jacked the car up, and seen what looks like the starter in this location. Access to this spot seems nearly impossible. Do I need to remove the engine manifold to get to the starter?

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The starter is located by the firewall under the exhaust manifold. It is very hard to get to. Raise the air filter assembly out of the way and you can get at it from the top. Good luck!!!

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