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Removing transmission from 94 suburban. Does starter need to come off and how do you access the top two bell housing bolts?

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The starter bolts to the engine, and you may be able to leave it in place, but I would remove it to get the extra "wiggle" room.
If you can't get to the top bolts with extensions and universal joints, then you will have to take out the cross member and drop the rear of tranny to allow a gap to get to the top bolts

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