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Old 09-23-2008, 12:58 AM   #1
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Not really a starter removal question as a starter bolt removal question.... How the heck do you get to these things. I have the front end up on jackstands. I figure the lower bolt is easiet to remove that way. What about the upper? Elbows and extensions??? The bottom bolt goes all the way through the transmission bellhousing and has a nut on the end. I figure a box wrench on one end and a 1/2 drive ratchet on the other should work fine. Anybody ever done this, replace the starter that is. Anybody got any tips? The starter is already off the block as the outer casing broke. I am not really worried about getting the bolts out as getting them back in. Help me out here guys. Don't suggest the TSRM as it just says to remove the bolts and take out the starter... installation is the reverse
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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This is just one of the PITA bolt locations on your Supra. I managed to get to mine by using a 14mm box end on the hex head over the starter, and a 14mm socket with a swivel on a long extension. You'll also need to be patient. I cursed for a while getting everything to line up. That hex head on top of the starter I had to do by feel.

Another PITA is one of the nuts on the clutch master cylinder. It is up high under the dash, and hidden from view. Had to do that one totally by feel, too.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:08 AM   #3
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luckily, it was actually quite easy once the car was up on jackstands. Thanks for the insight though. The top was a PITA royally!!!! Got the starter in and the car turned over fine... it did not start though... Just look at my other thread started today....
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:56 PM   #4
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Easy? It doesn't seem easy I am having little luck how high did you jack your car how did you get the starter out?> Bottom? Did you remove the manifold?
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Tried from the top right forearm is scratched to hell now. I don't see how you could even get this out of the car if you managed to get that top bolt loose. I can't see it and the one I can reach is a 12mm not a 14 mm so I don't think that one is right. Damn I wish I had a lift. Gonna try getting the wires free from the starter and see if it gives me any more room. What a PAIN IN THE ASS!
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:49 AM   #6
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Yeah for anyone doing a hg it is a good idea to do the starter too like I did. It is way easier without the head on.
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I can't get my arm in there. What do I have to take off from the top to get to that bolt? The entire manifold?
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When I did mine, I stuck the box end of a wrench on the top bolt (the hex that faces the front of the car), and used a ratchet with about 24" of extensions and I think a u-joint adapter with my socket on the end. I went at it along the topside of the transmission body, up to the bolt
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So far I can't even get more than a finger tip on this bolt I don't understand how you were able to get to it from the rear. Did you take anything off? Thanks
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man i hate removing the starter, but u gotta take off your intake manifold for the top ones.
its laim also u have to have it removed to take tranny off
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