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Old 12-18-2007, 01:20 AM
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ORIGINAL: 96GT226410

Are you guys serious? Jacking up the motor, loosening the motor mount, taking it to a shop?!?! Why does everyone have a problem with this bolt? Is it just me or am I the only one who can get the starter out in under 5 minutes?
Please make a real time video of this, I would love to see it. If not for anything else, then an educational experience!
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:48 AM
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try getting that bolt out with MAC long tube headers....its a whole different story. I'm a technician too btw.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:25 AM
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I love these same starter threads... Funny as hell... That bolt pissed me off to.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:16 AM
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Yeah, it really does suck... especially if you have lt's
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:25 AM
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Bolts easy. Like stated above, take off the wheel and you can see the bolt, or lay on you back with you hand going around the starter and on the boltand guide the extension with the socket to your hand and hold it on the bolt. Attach rachet and loosen bolt. done. 10 mins tops.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:56 PM
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I'm about to tackle this project myself. Can anyone tell me what size socket to use on the starter bolts?

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Old 02-05-2008, 09:12 PM
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13mm i just took it off tonight. Im tropping my tranny as we speak. as stated above, it is easy to take the top bolt out once you get the right set up. whether it be with extentions or thru the wheel well.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:32 PM
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One word of advice. LEAVE THE TOP BOLT OUT! It'll make it that much easier next time.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:39 PM
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^+1 i should have done that when i put my new clutch in last winter.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:05 PM
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whoaaa don't leave the bolt out. do it right. drink a beer or two if you get frustrated, but once you do it once, it will be a breeze the next time. try to use 1/4" tools, they are smaller and easier to fit around. But, like stated, use a U-joint or two with extensions and you will get it. Try to hold a finger on the bolt while you find it with the socket. THEN connect the ratchet. Good luck.

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