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Starter how do you take the starter off , i have a book but it said 2 bolts on the back side and i looked and it looks like a all thread bolt no head nor a nut on it , i think my siloniod is bad it clicks but won't turn the starter at all , can i take the siloniod off with out taking the starter off ? Thank You Glenn<><

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If the solenoid  is bad you can test this by taking some thing and crossing the terminals on the solenoid  and then if trying to start it dose not work it's the starter in that case remove the starter as a whole (on Toyota's is much than just removing the dead solenoid as compared to  domestic trucks) don't forget to remove the access panel on the passenger side fender well to make this go much easier and the bolts for the starter are on very bottom and top bolted directly to the bell/fly-wheel housung        

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The other bolt is barely accessible from the top of the car. It goes through a hole in the engine and threads into the starter (from the driver's side toward the passenger's side), so it is oriented opposite to the first bolt. You can't see it, but you can feel it by reaching your fingers in from the driver's side under the steel bracket that supports the wire harness in that area. I was able to place a 14mm socket head over the bolt by feel, then snap the handle in and remove it that way. You won't be able to get it with a wrench unless you undo a bunch of wires and hoses. Be careful; there are two bolts there, and the one for the starter is further to the rear of the car. It is identical to the other starter bolt, so you should be able to distinguish the bolt head by feel.

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