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Old 02-13-2020, 05:07 AM   #9
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I'm going to throw in my $0.02, since where grave digging here. Absolutely disconnect the battery first. The starter can be removed without taking any thing off that's above it like the intake manifold. etc. You'll have to snake it out from below though. You may have to remove the cross member under the transmission front and the engine vibration damper shock absorber thing. One thing to be careful of is on a Turbo car there are 2 knock sensors and I have broken the rear one with a socket extension in the past. Unplug it but be aware of where it is and use a U joint adapter to swing the angle out away from it. Warm engine cranking problems can sometimes be traced to the fuel pump relay going bad. It's located in the fuse box behind the battery. It's a common relay used in other Toyota cars for various things.

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