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Old 09-29-2007, 12:17 AM   #1
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I cant find the bolts on mine, I don't even know if Im looking at the right part... anyone got a picture of where they are so i can get it off of there, since none of the guides i have found (1) have a pic of that. Sorry for such a dumb question.. just don't wanna mess up
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No offense, but if you lack the mechanical skills to get the inspection cover off, I think you will be better off letting someone else change your starter.
But since you asked, I'll help all I can. Don't get mad if these directions seem too simple. My camera won't take a useful picture that close. But I just went out to look at my car and here is what I see.
The inspection cover on my car is plastic. It makes a different sound when you tap on it than metal. As far as I can tell, the inspection cover is the only thing near the starter that is plastic, except the solenoid cover attached to the starter. Do not tap on the solenoid cover or you will break it, if you haven't broken it already with your tire iron. So if you take your ratchet wrench under there and tap around the starter lightly, the part that makes a dull thud sound when you tap on it is most likely the inspection cover. The four bolts that hold this part on are easily visible on my car. It should be evident which bolts need to be taken off. You may need to clean the area around the starter of oily road grime to identify the correct bolts. One bolt is directly below the front starter bolt at the bottom of the starter pointing towards the front of the car, the other three are accessed from the back side of the frame. They look like they are about 10mm or 3/8" bolt heads. Turn them counter clockwise to remove. Good luck.
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K in my defense can you see from these pictures why im having a hard time discerning where the bolts are. I know what the part is... I just only see one of the 4 bolts that hold it on... and also, i havent had the opportunity to get under the car, All i have seen so far is what you see in the pic.. from the front.. Sorry bout the quality... took these @ 1:30 am my time and it was hard to see under there... and im tired :p

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You may need to clean the area around the starter of oily road grime to identify the correct bolts. One bolt is directly below the front starter bolt at the bottom of the starter pointing towards the front of the car, the other three are accessed from the back side of the frame.
1. flywheel cover bolt
2. starter bolt
3. frame
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Thanks for the advice got it. The key was getting under the car, and voila' there were the other three bolts. Pulled those, got the cover off, and changed the starter. Glad i have this forum for help, even if my questions seem trivial.
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Ted, that was very well said

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