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Replacing the starter motor in a 1996 miata

Is this any easy enough task to do myself? I have purchased the starter motor, of course there are no instructions with it. If you have instructions I would be most grateful. Thanks.

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Hi,

Depending on the version/edition of the MX-5, the starter motor would be on the rear end of the engine (passenger side) below the intake manifold. Initially, disconnect the battery/cable; next disconnect the start wire. Thereafter, remove the two (2) bolts for the intake manifold support bracket and remove the bracket. Remove one bolt on starter rear support bracket and the three (3) bellhousing flange bolts (two accessible from starter side while the other one is accessible from the bellhousing side). The starter is now free and may be taken out.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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