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I accidentally dropped one of the mounting bolts for the starter into the flywheel bellhousing opening on my Mazda 6S (6-speed atomatic). What is the best approach to removing the bolt from the bell housing?

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I once did the same on a 380 Merc, but down the inlet manifold. Used a short piece of half inch hosepipe, taped to the end of my vacuum cleaner's pipe. Vacuum cleaner on and much probing with the hosepipe, pleading, swearing and more pleading led to success.
Other than that the only solution is unbolting the engine from the transmission and engine mounts and shifting it the inch you need to get the bolt out. This will require an engine hoist of course.

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