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Can't reach bolts on starter tried using ratchet and extension but it's to big i can't use it. I have the Ford F150 1997

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I'm guessing it has the 4.6 motor they are very tough to get to
one method is move exhaust out of the way the problem with that is the exhaust manifold bolt will strip or is rusted. and this is a bigger problem to deal with.
The best way i found is soak it with pb blaster and use a 1/4 in short to med extension and and the same with sockets until you find the right combination using a swivel head socket. the hardest is the top

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