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How do you get to the inside third bolt on the starter to remove it and replace starter.

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On what, Tommy? More info needed but I'm guessing you are going to need local help and a good toolkit. I know some units are the very dev*l to get at but there might be a snap-on wrench that does it.

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Always disconnect negative battery cable first. Then take off the battery connection at the starter, and any other wires to the starter motor and solenoid on it. Note where connected at. Then unscrew the starter bolts and remove starter. Usually 2 mounting bolts, sometimes a third, or a nut on a stud in some cases. Also a few have a small mounting bracket to help hold the starter firm, no mind, just get everything loose and off to remove the starter.

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Thank you for the inquiry.
The key to removing the top bolt is the correct tool - a flexible socket extension.

Open the hood on the Marquis and disconnect the negative battery cable from its post with a socket wrench. Wrap the entire metal terminal end of the cable with electrical tape. As you lay the cable down within the engine area, be sure it's not in direct contact with any other metal or the engine itself.
Remove the small plastic cover on the starter's power wires to access the retaining nuts underneath it. The cover should come off by hand. If you have any trouble removing it, use a flat-head screwdriver to assist you.
Label each of the starter's wires clearly with white painter's tape before removing them. Use a socket wrench to loosen both of the nuts holding the power wires in place, then remove the nuts and wires by hand. On the 4.6-liter engine, the starter has a third wire that's a push-on connection. Remove the wire by gently pulling it off its connection.
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Disconnect battery. You will need two wrenches to disconnect the battery. One to secure the bolt, and the other to undo the nut on the other end. You will need a half inch wrench to undo the battery. The starter itself is on the underside of the truck. It is in the center front of the truck, a bit toward the passenger side of the truck. It is a black cylinder, about 6inches long. You will need to get under the truck to access it.

Since the starter is next to other components, plan on using your socket wrench to undo the bolts. The starter is mounted with 2 bolts, remove them. (Some are mounted with 3 bolts - the third is hidden on the top of the starter. You will know if it has a third because it won't slide out easily.) Remove Positive wire from solenoid. Remove red wire with plastic black end by simply pulling on it. Starter is out! Take the old starter to the auto parts store with you when you buy the new starter. The parts store will give you a significant discount on the new part in exchange for returning the old starter.

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It's really not to hard except for the third bolt on top of the starter next to the block.

1. Disconnect the battery
2. Go under the truck on passenger side and unbolt battery cable at the starter. Thats all wires on the starter
3. Unbolt starter off trans housing. You will see the first two bolts the third one on top next to the block will take alittle time just hard to get to.
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The starter contacts inside the starter solenoid have worn down.
You can replace the starter or replace just the contacts in it to save $$$.

Unhook the battery.
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