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2003 tahoe: starter..I removed the two bolts but it is hitting

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2003 tahoe, starter replacement,. I removed the two bolts but it is hitting something when I try to slide it out?
Welcome. You have the 2 bolts out, take the shield off the top of the solenoid, remove the 10mm bolt from the plastic and take the wires off. From there it is just a case of lifting the back of the starter in such a way to clear the mount and the dipstick to drop the nose out. This is possible, just takes a moment of trying to get the proper position.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What 10mm bolt from the plastic?

It is in the first picture.

Object Number: 663487  Size: SH

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Remove the engine oil level indicator tube fasteners and position aside.
  • Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  • Remove the transmission cover bolt.
    Object Number: 662999  Size: SH

  • If equipped with four wheel drive (4WD), remove the front axle mounting bracket nuts.

    Important: DO NOT remove the bolt.

  • If equipped with 4WD, reposition the front axle mounting bracket bolt until the bolt tip is flush with the support bushing.
    Object Number: 663527  Size: SH

  • Remove the starter bolts.
  • Disconnect the oil level sensor electrical connector.
  • Slide the starter forward until the starter clears the transmission.
    Object Number: 662991  Size: SH

  • Remove the starter lead nut (3).
  • Remove the starter lead (2) from the starter.
    Object Number: 759622  Size: SH

  • Remove the positive cable nut (1).
  • Remove the positive cable from the starter.
    Object Number: 663489  Size: SH

  • Place the starter on a workbench.
  • If necessary, unsnap the transmission cover from the starter.
    Object Number: 663472  Size: SH

  • If necessary, remove the starter heat shield.
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