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I cannot get starter out of 1997 ford f150 all the bolts i can see are out seems stuck at top can you help

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Try putting the bolts back in finger tight and tap the ignition to turn the motor over A LITTLE.this should loosen it up. and make sure you check that you have all the bolts out. take your fingers and feel to make sure you have all the bolts out. and if the starter is completely bad, try twisting it.

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If they are all stuck and you just cant see away of getting them out then try putting a screwdriver slot in them or if possable cut the heads of and get the starter out and than remove the studs/remains ,replace with new.adrian,,,,,,,,

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