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Believe starter on my 91 bird is bad get a massive clicking noise when attempting to start,were is starter located and is this a easy repair

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Not super easy to replace but this is what it takes to do the job:

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Loosening the starter mounting bolts


Removing the starter mounting bolts

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Removing the starter

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Disconnect all wiring from the starter solenoid. Replace each nut as the connector is removed (as thread sizes differ from connector to connector). Note or tag the wiring positions for installation.
  4. Remove the bracket from the starter and the two mounting bolts. On engines with a solenoid heat shield, remove the front bracket upper bolt and detach the bracket from the starter.
  5. Remove the front bracket bolt or nut. Lower the starter front end first, and then remove the unit from the car.
To install:
  1. Position the starter into place and secure it with the front bracket bolt and nut. Torque the two mounting bolts to 25-35 ft. lbs.
CAUTION If shims were removed, they must be replaced to ensure proper pinion-to-flywheel engagement.

  1. On engines with a solenoid heat shield, attach the bracket to the starter. Install the bracket to the starter and the two mounting bolts. Install the front bracket upper bolt.
  2. Connect all wiring to the starter solenoid and tighten the nuts.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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