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Old 03-09-2024, 08:17 PM
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I actually saw a comment where you said that in another thread LOL! And I did indeed do that.
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Glad you saw it! I couldn't believe how much easier that was!
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Ouch! Glad I replaced the starter with the intake off!
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Ouch! Glad I replaced the starter with the intake off!

Could you actually see both of the starter bolts with the intake manifold off? Makes a good argument to replacing it preventatively.
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Using a swivel head ratchet, I was able to remove the starter easily. The intake was off during a coolant pipe replacement. My OEM starter was working fine. I replaced it as preventative maintenance. It had 163000+ miles. I had to position wires carefully. The B+ wire was touch another terminal. I had to rotate the flat end connection so it wouldn't touch another terminal.
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Good to know for posterity's sake!


Also, for what it's worth, I found the big vacuum cap on the back of the manifold was totally cracked. In fact I found several places that might be leaking during this job. Plastics are just all getting cracked. Taking the manifold off makes the starter job 500 times easier, and you get the chance to replace all the cracked gaskets and rings and caps too.
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