toward the block. You will need about 2 1/2 feet of extension and a 13mm swivel
socket. If you use a swivel adaptor, wrap electrical tape around the adaptor to
stiffen it. Be sure to use ONLY a 6 point socket. Go from ahead of the
above or below the engine mount (I don't remember which. It's "almost" a
shot. To reinstall the bolt, run the socket and extension(s) over the
near the starter, put the bolt into the socket with a blob of something sticky
strip-caulk to hold it in the socket and thread it in with the socket.
If you are coordinated, you can hold the bolt in the socket with your finger
guide it in sliding your hand over the solenoid.
I used to have a link to a tech article that showed pictures of this procedure
can't find it. Do a Google search for Crown Victoria Starter Bolt. You will
get a number of hits.
On Fri, 06 May 2005 00:19:06 GMT, "robert -wanda fox"
Like Tom said, it is 3 bolts. Follow his instructions. It
is a bit of a bitch even if you've done it before. BTW, I
ran across one a while back that had 8mm heads on the bolts.
So, don't be surprised. Also, when you reinstall the
starter, be sure the spade connector to the solenoid is
clean and tight. It needs to be squeezed to release it.
Packing it good with dielectric grease or terminal grease
will help reduce it's tendency to corrode causing no start
events. If this is the reason you are removing the starter,
you may save a lot of work by checking this first.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.