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Where is the location of the starter in a 1997 ford expedition. i just dont wanna waste a lot of time looking for it.

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    It's located just in front of the front passenger door and behind the front wheel (also behind frame). It's held on by three bolts, not two. If you take the two off that are most easily visible and then try to take off the starter you'll be S.O.L. From the front of the truck looking toward the back of the truck the bolts are located surrounding the solenoid at positions (6 o'clock, 9 o'clock, and 12 o'clock). You'll need a host of ratchets, extensions and knuckles to access it. The sockets you'll use will be a 13mm and 13mm (deep). Don't try doing this without taking the passenger wheel off either... after disconnecting the battery, it should be your first step.



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Look where the engine block mates the transmission, same side as the battery. Follow the (+) cable from the battery to the starter. On your vehicle it is on the Right (passenger) side. It is held by 2 bolts. Here are some diagrams of the location of the starter and the retaining bolts. Don't forget to rate this post!!
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