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Ford F350 Super Duty Pickup: How do i replace the starter on

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How do i replace the starter on my 2008 ford f350 6.4L? it seems impossible to remove it with the space that is given.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Brian replied 2 years ago.

You need to remove the battery cable bracket off of the block and remove the cable from the starter to give you more room for removal.

SECTION 303-06B: Starting System — Diesel Engine2008 F-Super Duty 250-550 Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATIONProcedure revision date: 08/09/2007


Starter Motor

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ItemPart NumberDescription
1W708959Starter motor lower bolt (manual transmission)
1W708960Starter motor lower bolt (automatic transmission)
2W704942Starter motor upper bolt
3W704941Starter motor stud bolt
411000Starter motor
514B060Starter motor battery cable assembly
6N805024Starter motor battery cable bracket nut
7W710959Battery cable nut
8W705790Solenoid control wire nut
911N087Starter motor solenoid terminal cover

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WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery before disconnecting the starter motor battery terminal lead. If a tool is shorted at the starter motor battery terminal, the tool can quickly heat enough to cause a skin burn. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

NOTE: A protective cap or boot is provided over the battery input terminal on all vehicle lines and must be installed after repairing.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
  1. Remove the nut and position aside the starter motor battery cable bracket.
  1. Remove the starter solenoid protective cap.
  1. Label and disconnect the starter motor electrical connections.
  1. Remove the top starter bolt and stud bolt.
  1. Remove the lower starter bolt and the starter.

Installation

  1. Position the starter motor and install the 3 bolts in 3 stages.
    • Stage 1: Install the 3 bolts finger-tight.
    • Stage 2: Tighten the upper starter bolt to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
    • Stage 3: Tighten the stud bolt and the lower starter bolt to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the starter wiring.
    • Tighten the battery cable to 12 Nm (106 lb-in).
    • Tighten the solenoid wire to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
  1. Install the starter solenoid protective cap.
  1. Position back the starter motor battery cable bracket and install the nut.
    • Tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have already removed the battery cable. Still cant get it.
Expert:  Brian replied 2 years ago.
It has to be turned nose up and twisted back and forth to come out, it is tight but you don't have to take anything elese off to get it out.

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