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Starter removal/install tips for novice


EngineerTim

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So thanks to the diagnostic input of quite a few of you I believe I've narrowed my hard starting condition to the starter and have the smaller Bosch replacement on the way. Tips on removing the old football-sized starter? Do I need to remove anything major to pull it out the top? Just 2 bolts to trans + bracket bolts? Tips on connecting up the new one?

Thanks in advance.

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Patience, mostly...

The nut is really hard to get lined up on the underside.

Unhook the negative battery post first.

It's not particularly hard...

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Do yourself a favor and do the cap head bolt that is suggested, that makes the next removal a piece of cake.

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Get a cheap 19mm (?) socket it and cut it down to the depth of the bolt head.

That should allow you to use a 6" extension and ratchet drive. All this assumes the same set up as the m30 in my CS.

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