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removing a starter

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by farmerkev, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    I have a 96 3/4 ton cheyenne, with a 305 in it. I got one of the two bolts out, the other is way out, but just keeps spinning and wont come out totally. The starter itself is loose, but wont come free. Am I missing something?
  2. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    hmmm. hopefully the bolt has a couple damaged threads, Can you put a vice grips on the end of the bolt and pull while your turning it out?
  3. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    I got the bolt out, but now the starter is just wedged in there. The bolts are both out, but the wires are all still connected (not sure how many will need to come off) and I cant get to the wires with it the way it is.
  4. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    try popping it out of there with a mallet or something, it should drop out of there.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Pry it out. All the wires have to come off to replace it anyway.
    The starter is stuck in the flywheel.
  6. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Why you need remove that starter? it broke?

    I did on chevy 350 it just 2 bolts and 2 wires on it. That one was easy to do than Ford 4.9L that have exhaust cover it.

    if it stuck then try mallet or long screwdriver to pry it.