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Old 11-10-2011, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Starter on F250

I have an f250 super duty. It's a 2000, 5.4. I can't figure out a way to get the stupid top mounting bolt off the old starter. Anyone ever run into this problem and have any suggestions on how to get it off? Would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's been a while, but I borrowed a rachet from a friend that 'clicked' very often, meaning didn't need much movement. I had some order of extensions and a universal joint thing in the middle somewhere, and managed to go one click at a time. Probably took 45 minutes or so.
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Is that the 3 bolt one? It has that one hidden bolt that you can't see in behind the solenoid.

I vaguely remember cursing and swearing at one while I was trying to figure out a good way to get that bolt out. Having it up on a hoist, extension and flex sockets and power tools are your friends here. You can feel bolt with finger, then guide your extension onto it and power tool it out.

Gotta say as well, why not just pay a shop to do it, if I remember right the labor is less than an hour but I'm sure it will take you double that. Just sayin'..
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meh, if the gear on the plunger is still good rebuild that fawker while it's still in the truck. had to do it to my old f350 460/5spd. had just enough room to remove the long case bolts holding the starter together.

fawk seized bolts that break in shitty hard to get to spots!
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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meh, if the gear on the plunger is still good rebuild that fawker while it's still in the truck. had to do it to my old f350 460/5spd. had just enough room to remove the long case bolts holding the starter together.

fawk seized bolts that break in shitty hard to get to spots!
The starters on these are right above the crossmeber and in under the exhaust manifold. I don't think that is an option here. This isn't an old 460 Bud. The starter is completely different.
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I was just sitting here thinking the last time I pulled a 5.4 starter..
Anyways, some things i do on the diesel starters which have the top hidden Bolt, crack it loose with a stubby end wrench, use a 1/4" wobble socket with a 6-8" extension and unscrew it, on 6.4l with the rear of the bolt hole exposed (open) I take a small drill bit and put a starter hole In the end of the bolt, crack it loose with an end wrench, then use the next size bigger bit and use it to grab the bolt and run it out.
On the 4.6 and 5.4 car stuff, you can use a really long extension (3 ft.) over the top of the engine mount and get it that way. Good luck.
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