No you do not have to remove manifold. It is a tight fit to get starter out and then back in again,,,have patience and play the wiggle game,,g luck have fun.
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Should be the same as any 4 runner. Check my posts, I have answered it several times.
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The starter is located on the passenger side of the motor rignt under the manifold. You can access it from underneath, or remove the right tire, and you can get to it as well.
The Toyota 4 runner will not start, it sounds like it is going to and it will not, the starter, spark plugs are fine?
Passanger side, above the starter. You have to remove the starter (don't detatch any wireing, just the 2 bolts). Once you have the starter out of the way, you can remove the fuel filter. Good luck, it's a PAIN!
Do you have any click in the starter itself but still not turning over? Then its the starter giving you fits. Replace it. If no click is heard then it could be a fuse or more likely the starter relay. Check them both before moving to the starter.
where us it located and how to change it.
easiest is to take off the front wheel and do the job from there