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Have a 92 ford escort with a bad starter 1.8 liter engine. Can't find a third bolt. I have 2 out and the starter won't move

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  • georgehuckab May 19, 2011

    I beleive with the help I got from this Guru, I should be able to change the starter out in the 92 Escort I was given by a friend. Job well done and thanks, I appreciate it!

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These INSTRUCTIONS indicate that there are two more bolts. It shows some pictures along with the directions.

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