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Does the starter for the 1989 clubwagon have two mounting bolts? It looks like the head of one (the top one) may be broken off leaving me unable to take out the broken starter.

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It does have only two mounting bolts.

because of the thight space to work in the upper bolt, nd since starter is not working, what I would do is take the bottom bolt off and wiggle the starter until it breaks free, then work on extracting broken bolt.

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