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How do I get the starter out cause I can't see the last bolt. Don't know what tool I need!

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Get yourself a simple universdal joint for your ratchet, and you will have npo problem getting to that bolt.

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02 mountaineer I removed all bolts from the starter and now it wont come out

Check photos for the starter to see how many bolt holes you have. Sometimes they are overlooked. The starter bendix can extend and then not retract. This can cause problems in clearing the flywheel. If you disconnect the battery terminal, take a large socket on the front crankshaft bolt and move the crankshaft back and forth to shake the starter bendix loose from the flywheel.

As a last resort, sometimes taking the end bolts out of the starter will allow you to pull the starter off in pieces.

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Don't know how to put starter in 1995 grand marquis.

So you have no auto experience,no tools,no one to help or
work with you?

How would any thing we could suggest help?

That is a very basic & easy job on an older car,
that is not like some of the newer ones, you can't get
at anything.

How do you know you have a starter problem?

A few wires,which you mark where they came from
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My flexplate keeps breaking what could be braking them last one was new

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Alternator has little to do with starting. The alternator job is to charge the battery. If it is alternating (making power) the battery is charged. Check with a volt meter - should be a minimum of 13 volts up to 15 volts at the battery when the engine is running. If it is not providing power, the alternator may not be putting out. However - big however, if the battery is dead, the alternator cannot make power as alternators are not self-exciting. Charge the battery if necessary before doing the test. Battery at rest should be at least 12 volts.

The battery ... do you know the voltage at rest? Have you don't a hydro test of the cells? Good cells should read 1200 on the hydro test - adjusted for temperature. How old is the battery? Good batteries last for about 5 years. Older than 5 years ... battery is suspect. A full service auto parts place can test this for you. Take the battery to them. Terminals all clean??????? Very important.

When you try to start the vehicle, is voltage applied to the starter side of the solenoid? Check from the starter side cable connection to ground when you have the key moved to the start position. Voltage should go away with the key in RUN or OFF or ACC.

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If there is no voltage on the start side of the solenoid with the key in the start position, the solenoid is suspect.

This is a lot ... go see what you can discover. Thanks for your question @

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First of all congratulations on the baby. Okay as for the starter on this particular engine it's underneath on the driver side bolted into the transmission housing, the only reason it's hard to find is cause it has a heat shield on it so it doesn't look like a starter, it has three bolts that hold it into the transmission flywheel housing. As for the weather it's hard to say if that would cause the problem I know in my case it was because the power wire plug going into the starter had broken, you might also want to check the relays there is a starter relay and a starter cutoff relay those are located under the hood on the driver's side there is a black fuse panel just take the top off and they're in there. Well I hope that this helps in some way, let me know how it goes, good luck.

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