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How do i get the start out...it is jammed inbetween the exhaust and strut...do i have to take off or move the exhaust?

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I am not sure if this will work on the Trooper and if not sorry but have you tried to jack up the car? this should open up a little more room that might just be enough to free up the starter. Beyond this trick you will need to remove the the strut or exhaust. If that's the case try removing only the lower strut attachment bolt. It may be enough to get the starter out without removing the exhaust.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

  • chris_kaiser Jun 02, 2010

    I talked with a isuzu mech. and they finally told me i have to take off the exhaust. ****...oh well.

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    david mcclellan Jun 03, 2010

    I did a little checking and found the same. However you should remember that any repair in a dealership will follow a standard set of steps. This is to for the purpose of standardizing cost and time estimates. It doesn't necessarily mean it's the only way to do the job. I would still try jacking it up first and I would also recommend the strut removal over t he exhaust if you can be certain it will give you the desired result. This will save on time and money in regards to the added gasket cost.

    Regardless which method you use good luck. Also if you need anything else please ask.

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