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If i jack the car up will I be able to see the starter on the bottem back of the motor

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Yes, you will be able to see it from under the car. It's on the driver's side near the firewall. It attaches to the transmission bell housing. From the top of the car, you will find it at the back of the engine under the intake. It is a serious pain to get to. Here is some good info:


Good luck. I spent hours on this a couple of days ago. Having a partner for the mounting of the new starter would be a good idea. Also, that e14 Torx wrench...get the longest handled one you can. I found and used a really short one and spent a LONG time screwing and unscrewing the two bolts.

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