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'88 cutless 3.8 6cyl. To replace starter remove exhaust manifold and other related items in way of starter. Question is how do you get exhaust manifold off without disconnecting front motor mount? {2} bolts that hold a portion of the exhaust manifold are also holding the the top motor mount to keep the front of the engine stabilized!

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You don't have to remove anything but the starter assembly, starter will come out from under the car, flag labor time to do this job is .8 of an hrs.

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