Never done this before, and read the procedure in a factory manual. As part
of their procedure, they show removing the starter first.
Their verbiage makes it sound like the reason for that is just to catch the
Is starter removal really necessary?
Not at all. With all the road spray that coats the starter, a little diesel
fuel isn't going to hurt it a bit. Do make sure you disconnect both
batteries' negative cables, since you will be working with metal tools in
close proximity to the starter.
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