The starter motor on my '85 T-Bird V6 has packed in completely and I'll have
to renew it at a cost of 180GB pounds. I can't seem to reach the top bolt.
Anyone have any ideas on how to do that? Also, it seems like I'd have to
raise the engine off the mounting bolts to get the starter out. Is that
I'd appreciate any help on this one please.
A lot of times, a couple of feet of extensions on the ratchet will help.
Haynes manual, page 182, step 4....
"Remove the two starter motor mounting bolts (see illustration) and detach
the starter from the engine. NOTE: On V6/V8 engines, remove the motor mount
through bolts and raise the engine slightly with a jack to provide clearance for
starter motor removal. Place a block of wood on the jack head to prevent damage
to the oil pan."
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