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Old 10-20-2009, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation starter connected to tranny???

ok so i started dropping the tranny and it seems like the starter is connected to it.. can anyone helpme with this...
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Soo ... disconnect it? I don't really understand what the issue is.

Disconnect wires, unbolt the top and bottom bolts (bottom bolt has to be done from the bottom); remove starter bracket; pull starter down and turn until solenoid is at the top then remove from the car.
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there really wasnt an issue.. i wasnt for sure if they were connect or not.. but anywyas can i get both of the bolts from the bottom??
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aren't there nuts on top of the starter bolts? some kind of stupid design where u have to get a wrench in a very tight spot
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yeah..its some weird stufff.. but thanks for all the help..
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