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I have a 1998 4Runner 5VZ-FE engine. I have the starter unbolted, but I cannot get it out of the compartment. How doe I get it out?

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I have the same runner and when i changed my starter twice!!! buy new its the only way to go,,,,laying under the vehicle looking up you will see a bracket coming of the exhaust i loosend the bracket and was able to get it out that way,,,not much room you will have to do some wiggling bets of luck

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Fig. 2: Exploded view thermostat and housing on the 1FZ-FE engine


Fig. 3: Exploded view thermostat and housing on the 2RZ-FE and 3RZ-FE engines


Fig. 4: Exploded view thermostat and housing on the 5VZ-FE engine

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See Figure 2

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0900c15280261784.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Belt routings on the 5VZ-FE engine
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0900c15280261785.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. On the 2UZ-FE engine, rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise to release the belt tension

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