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How do u get to the bolt behind the wires on the starter

03 voltswagon starter canot get to the bolt on the back side of the starter any suggestions wire harness in the way cant fin how to remove it thanks

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Use a 3/8 drice socket set with plenty of long extensions and a wirly thingy (universal) then its quite easy to do

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