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Stater removal

(1999 Ford Expedition)
in Phoenix, AZ on September 07, 2010
I understand that there are three bolts that hold the starter in, but I can only see two. how do I get to the third bolt?
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on September 07, 2010
the third bolt is a pain in the butt. it is over the top and in a blind spot. the engineers did not think of us on this one. a small wrench will access it with a lot of patience. do not leave it out when you replace it or it will break the nose of the starter.

Roy
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on September 07, 2010
Thanks, I was thinking it would be a total "pain". You can't see it nor feel it. I guess you're doing it blind??? Yeah, those Ford Engineers are "butt heads"! lol...
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on September 07, 2010
the third bolt is a pain in the butt. it is over the top and in a blind spot. the engineers did not think of us on this one. a small wrench will access it with a lot of patience. do not leave it out when you replace it or it will break the nose of the starter.

Roy
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on September 07, 2010
Thanks, I was thinking it would be a total "pain". You can't see it nor feel it. I guess you're doing it blind??? Yeah, those Ford Engineers are "butt heads"! lol...
of Greg Solow's Engine Room on September 07, 2010
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on September 07, 2010
I've tried the "buy" it info, and nobody has offered a positve response...

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