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Removing left side engine covers

I can't seem to loosen the cover around the starter. I fell and caused an oil laek in the cover. I'm repalcing it all the screws are out it won't budge around were the starter comes through the cover. Please Help.

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You can purchase a Hand Impac Driver at Napa for around 15 dollars..
You simply place it against the screw and hit the other end with a hammer and this will free up the screw.. this should be a fixya for you

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