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Q: How to replace starter...from underneath or from top by battery? on 2004 Honda Odyssey

I am baffled! How do you get to the starter on this van? It has a plastic mud shield that covers most the bottom of the engine and the battery platform is bolted down in several places...I can't figure out how to get to the starter to replace?
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To replace the starter on your 2004 Honda Odyssey you have to remove the battery, the plastic battery tray, the hangers and connections, then remove the metal battery tray. Doing it this way will give full access to the starter. The biggest problem you may have is removing the bolt at the bottom of the metal tray, you will have to access that bolt from underneath the van with a long 12MM wrench, preferably a rachet wrench. Give me call at 505-299-0361 if you need additional information. Richard Garcia
Thank you. Was just pulling out battery tray and wondering how to get to that bolt. Thank you Richard, you saved me time and knuckles.
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Instructions in manual doesn't say, image looks like it comes out from on top labor guide says 1 hour to remove and replace.
hi, i would like to post two links, they must be helpful for you to replace starter in your 04 honda odyssey, you can check them:
1. 2004 Honda Odyssey Starter & Alternator Replacement (ONLINE REPAIR MANUALS) -
2. How to Replace the Starter in a 2005 Honda Odyssey -

good luck

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