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Fitting a starter motor

Does anyone know how to remove and fit a starter motor on a 94 Corolla CSi Limited? If it's a mechanics job that's fine - I just like to try and fix things myself if I'm able to.

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    the starter is damage and I want to start it manually to get it to the mechanic

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Anyone can but this job very heavy
better to go for mechanic
there is three bolt you have open and then same you have to fix other one

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