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Replacing a stareter on 97 ford ranger v6 4wd

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Hi the best way of doing this is to either jack your vehicle up and put it on axle stands so that you can get under neath the front end of the vehicle or drive the car onto ramps so that the front end is off the floor.

Them all you need to do is get under the front of the vehicle and look where the engine joins the gear box and you will then see the starter if you have the new one all read then you know what it looks like if not then it looks like a big cylinder object with another small cylinder joined to the side of it this is the selenoid. You can also find the starter by following the live wire from the battery this will then goto the selenoid and this is the starter you need to remove.

To remove first of all you need to undo the wires that are going to the back of the starter make sure you disconect the battery first this is important to do once the battery is disconnected then undo the wires going to the back of the starter just remember where they came from so you know where to put them on the new one, you cant really go wrong as they are different sizes but just remember or write it down if your going to be unsure.
Now once the live wire is off their should be only two wires anyway their should be a big live wire coming from the battery and then the should be another smaller wire. Their will also be an earth strap but this will be bolted to one of the bolts holding the starter motor to the gear box.

Now if you look along the side of the starter motor where it goes into the gearbox you will see 3 big bolts usually 17 or 19 mill undo these three bolts and one should have an earth ******** one of the bolts just remember where this come from once you have undone these bolts support the starter whilst you undo the last bolt as it can be a bit heavy if it falls on you once these 3 bolts are undone it should just pull out of the gear box if not then your may have a small supporting bracket at the back of the starter but not all starters have this so just check if yours does it should only be a couple of 10ml bolts if it does have supporting bracket. once these are undone then this should then let you pull the starter out.

If you have any problems let me know ok.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Posted on Feb 01, 2010


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