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Old 06-21-2011
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I know its not a ranger question, its an explorer.

I know its not a ranger question but the explorer is pretty similar. I need advice on how to replace the starter on a 95-98 explorer 4.0 4x4. I know I probably need to drop the front drive axle, anything else I need to know to make the job easier??? Input is greatly appreciated.
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WTF is that supposed to mean? If you cant or wont help me then dont bother replying......
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you need to chill. bump is when somebody posts in the thread to bump it back to the top of the section.

and to answer your question if i remember right you dont have to remove anything. I think its 2 bolts, disconnect the wires. replace with new one. replace wires. I wanna say the bolts are like 13 or 14mm
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drop the axle haha why would you think that lol. its not that hard 2 bolts undo the wires.
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Okay sorry about that. ranger dave im not understanding what your saying. you can not turn a wrench or get a socket on the upper bolt without taking the shaft out. outline me your way of doing it.

I know its a simple 20 min job on a ranger cuz theres nothing in the way, but not so with the exploder.
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I'll get you a diagram tonight after im out of work. Have you tried a finger socket?
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finger socket? unless thats a normal socket then no. I would appreciate that diagram bro.

One of my buddies whos a card carrying mechanic said that at work he puts um up on the lift and pulls the front shaft, proly cuz it saves time. I just looked at the haynes book and the pic show either a two wheel drive truck or a 4x4 with the front shaft out, cuz theres no front dif or 4x4 gear in the pic.

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You guys are clearly not understanding my problem. All I need to know is HOW do you remove the upper mounting bolt!!! I cant get a wrench on it with any room to swing to break it loose, from either under the truck or above! I can do everything else no problem.
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Well I tootled over to the explorer forums and they all say remove the front shaft and use a combo of extensions and universals... I`ll let you guys know how I make out.
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I'm pretty sure that you DON'T need to take the axle out. you can fit a small swivel head with short socket on there.
you can cheat it out. i've done it.
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