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I've done a lot of these starters.


Basically, remove the 2 bolts from the bell housing (pretty easy).

But the starter won't have enough clearance to drop down, so it has to be pulled over the cross member that holds the motor mounts, through to the front.

The electrical harness has a bolt that connects it to the engine block. This bolt has to be removed in order to give you enough slack to pull the starter all the way forward. Also, you have to remove the right tie rod and get it out of the way so you can pull the starter through.

Then, disconnect the two wires from the starter and reverse the process with your new starter.

Have a nice day.

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