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Old 12-07-2013
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Starter question?

Hey y'all, first time posting on this site because I need some help! Anyways, I need to replace my starter on an 03 3.0. I have taken off the 3 bolts and the 2 connectors but the thing wont budge! I've tried wiggling it and using a hammer but it is stuck! Also, it looks like it might be attached to the transmission housing cover? Please let me know if I just need to hit it harder or anything that might be useful. Thanks y'all!
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I'm not familiar with the 3.0L, but my 4.0L has at least one bolt that goes through the bellhousing and threads into the starter housing...

You may need to pull a bellhousing to engine block bolt out.

If the starter pinion is in the "out-n-rotation" position, you may need to hook the electrical back up and kick the starter with the key to loosen her up.
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You have to wiggle it left and right and pull. if it doesnt work, do as suggested above and give it a quick crank.

My old 99 3.0 starter was easy to replace but if you can't get it, I'll take a double check in the workshop manual.
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Old 12-11-2013
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i have an 03 with a 3.0. as long as you have the 3 mount bolts out. i would recommend you whack the snot out of it. its a rather heavy starter so you might have to pry up and down to wiggle it out. i've had mine in and out several times this past month due to rebuild.
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Old 12-11-2013
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Thanks yall for the suggestions! I am going to feel real dumb saying this but I actually removed the wrong top bolt.. The correct one was hidden under dirt. Anywho, right when I took the correct one out, she just fell right out!
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