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2003 expedition that wont start..unable to remove starter where is the third bolt that holds starter in place?

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It comes in from the opposite direction on the bell housing.You got to use a small hand wrench box style and once you break it loose enough, you can run it out, while wiggling the starter, with your fingers

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Looking at the back of the starter, there are 3 bolts.

Clock positions of 1o'clock, 5o'clock, 9o'clock.

1o'clock bolt: is not to be seen being visually blocked by the solenoid. However with the proper length extension and socket. That exceeds 1/2 inch past the end of the starter this bolt can be accessed.

The other two are on the bottom and can be visually seen.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009


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