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Starter motor I am trying to install a starter motor on my 96 VW jetta. When i bought the motor it says that i need a bushing extractor tool. What does mean and what do i have to do to install it and how do i intall the motor?

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    problem installing new starter in 1986 volkwagen... how to?

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Hey..........I was having problems with my starter this summer as well I ended up putting 6 starters in. Every time you buy a starter for this car it should come with a new bushing.......the bushing is hard to get out but must be replaced. And yes you will need a bushing extractor tool which you should be able to rent from your car parts store and then return for a full refund when your done. If you have any more questions let me know. Like I said I have put six starters in my VW Jetta. I could do it with my eyes closed.
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