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Need info on starter removal/coolant flush
I'm preparing to change my Motorcraft Gold coolant to the CAT ELC Red coolant, so I'll be doing a complete cooling system flush.
During the flush procedure, I plan to drain the block by removing the drain plugs located on each side of the block. The driver side plug (from what I've read) is easy to get to. However, the passenger side plug appears to be obstructed by the starter.
Can the passenger side plug be removed with the starter in-place?
How difficult is it to remove & replace the starter?
If the starter has to be removed, is there any danger of getting coolant and/or water inside the flywheel area?