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How should I replace the starter on my 2004 Ford Expedition? There is barely any room for wrenches and sockets coming from underneath, and though I havenet tried yet, coming in from the side doesn't seem much better. Any suggestions?

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  • dlinkhart Aug 25, 2010

    Engine? 2- or 4-wheel drive?



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Pretty simple actually. Sounds retarded but here ya go:

Unscrew all the screws visible. This includes the armrest if applicable.

Get a tool from your local auto parts store that looks like a small pry bar that has a little slot in the middle. it almost looks like the weed puller you use to remove dandelions.'ll know it when you see it. This thing is a gem and works on ALL door panels. Slip it inbetween the door panel and the metal part of the door and start popping out the panel. You really want to get behind the plastic fastners if you can. Once you get to panel loose, you want to detach any electrical connectors from the door panel switches.

After that, use a little force to work it upwards to clear the door itself. the seal that is butted up against the glass is sometimes tight.

Do what you need to do and installation is in reverse order.

By the way, that tool is less than $10.00!

Good luck and post if you have any problems.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Won't Start - 2004 Ford Expedition

find the starter and and tap it with a hammer handle or big screw driver handle. do not hard, but hard enough to activate. it should start. go buy a new one.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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The one with the turnsignal intergrated into it?

If so.....

Push the Mirror FORWARD, up close to the pivot poit there is a small torx head screw - unscrew that.
At the tapered end carefully pull/pry down. That end has a small metal spring clip that holds it up, be careful with it, if it snaps, you can NOT by a new one...

Posted on May 18, 2009

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Remove a starter

  • Remove the negative and positive lead on the battery.
  • Locate the starter under the vehicle. The starter will be located to the right of the motor on the bottom. Access the bolts comfortably from underneath the truck.
  • Remove the bottom bolt with a socket wrench. The ground cable will be attached. Save the bolt for reinstalling the starter.
  • Unbolt the positive cable on top of the starter. Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt.
  • Unbolt the top of the starter with a socket wrench. The starter will be loose.
  • Pull the starter straight out. Use both hands to pull out and forward as the starter is heavy. Pull forward and lower to the ground.
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  • Position the new starter in place. Match up the starter to the designated bolt holes on the mounts.
  • Start the top bolt. Turn the bolt clockwise but do not tighten the starter down.
  • Start the bottom bolt. Ensure the negative cable is run through the bolt before starting. Do not tighten the bolt.
  • Tighten the top bolt with the socket wrench. Tighten it snug. Repeat the same for the bottom bolt. Ensure both bolts are tight.
  • Tighten the positive cable to the starter. Ensure the cable is snug to the fitting.
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Heres's the procedure on how to remove and install starter for your 03 Expedition. First remove the battery cables from the battery. Remove the electrical connections to the starter and label for replacement. There are 3 bolts - 13mm. The bottom bolt is also the ground terminal, therefore you will need a deep socket for that bolt. The other two are accessable ideally with about a 7" extension to your socket wrench. The top bolt is on the top of the starter and you could fit your hand up there to feel it and place the socket. The 3rd bolt is between the bottom and top bolts. Remove the 3 bolts and the starter falls right out.

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I had to remove one on a 4x4, if you have 2 wheel drive you have more room. Before you guess the starter is bad, there can be problems with the Main wiring to the starter. There are Corrosion issues on the wiring by the starter.

Some tips I can give you on this for removal. You may need to turn the steering to get clearance and room for wrenches. You need access through the passenger wheelwell with the tire off. You will need socket extensions long enough to reach from the Starter to the Radiator.

When reassembling you will need either a Magnetic retainer for the starter bolt or tape to keep the bolt in the socket. Also you can attach the wires to the Starter before bolting the starter in place. It will may it much easier.

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