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Old 11-28-2013
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stupid starter access

I've got an 04 4.0 4x4 & can't get to the top bolt on the starter. Any ideas ? Thanks
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I've never had a problem the 7 or 8 times I've had to drop the starter for trans drop or engine swap. Perhaps try harder.

Is that the one that is a bellhousing bolt and a stud for the starter nut? I use ratcheting combination wrenches.
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swivel socket maybe? i haven't taken mine out yet
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when i did my trans swap it was relatively easy i couldn't get my third bolt back in but two have held well. try jacking up the exhaust a bit mine was kinda rough.
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well I finally got it with 2-6" extension's 2-3/8 u-joint's back to back & 1-3" extension w/13mm socket. Lift the truck, remove driver's front tire, through the wheel well, over the frame around the exhaust. From under the truck use your left hand finger tips to hold the socket on the bolt and outside the frame use right hand to work the ratchet. Expect 20 to30 minute's of nonstop fun. Thanks 'FORD'. Thanks guys.
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