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Old 02-16-2007, 03:51 PM
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How to get starter off of 2001 7.3 PS

I can't for the life of me get to top bolt on the starter on my 2001 7.3 Powerstroke. Is there a secret or a tool that can get to it? I've tried very knuckle/socket combo I have and I can't get to it. I can't even see it, I can only feel it. I'm trying to get to it from under the truck. Should I be trying to get to it from above?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:09 PM
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you do it very carefully...............


uuuhhh, try going to Pep Boys or your local mechanic
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Thumbs up Welcome to the site!!!!!!!

I've taken a lot of starters off all kinds of different engines. Just not my 7.3 yet. A lot of the time I've had to use an end wrench instead of a socket. Just a thought. Sometimes you can leave a bottom bolt to hold it in place till the hard one is out. I hope one of the techs chimes in that has been there and done that HA!!! Hope this helps and again welcome to Powerstroke.org there's a lot of well informed guy's and gal's here.
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:51 AM
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the onyl way your going to get it from above is with a long A extension. a socket is going to be WAY easier to use in this case. it doens't go on straight because the short cable that goes from to stater solenoid to the starter is pretty much right in the way. you can get it by attaching a wobbly right to your shallow socket then using a 6 inch extension off of the wobbly. that would probably be your best bet. good luck! oh yeah, and disconnect your positive battery cables if you already havnt in case u get strange urges to cross the studs on your solenoid
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as i sit here and look at my starter, im thinkin i used a 6 inch and one more cuz the 6 inch doesn't quite reach........
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It's a pain, you just got to keep at it.
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good old box end wrench worked to get my starter out.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:05 PM
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Some times I think they plan these little obstacles when the build things, just to keep us on our toes hahaha.
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:20 PM
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6" ext and a deep well. Perfect.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:36 PM
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4 ounces of C4, and your done.
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