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Where is the starter located on my 2003 Ford Escort Zx2

Customer Question

I think it needs to be replaced, however I cannot locate it
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Randall (Cheeko) replied 10 years ago.

Starter Motor


Removal and Installation

CAUTION: When repairing the starter motor (11002) or performing other underhood work in the vicinity of the starter motor, be aware that the heavy gauge battery input lead at the starter solenoid is electrically hot at all times. Failure to follow these instructions could lead to personal injury.

Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).

Remove the air cleaner outlet tube (9B659).

Remove the three starter retaining bolts.


Raise and support the vehicle..

Remove the starter motor from block mounting surface to gain access for wiring.

Remove the integral connector.

Remove the nuts.

Remove the integral connector


Remove the starter motor from vehicle.

To install, reverse the removal procedure


ItemPart NumberDescription
1 11002 Starter motor
2 10653 Battery
3 11572 Ignition switch
4 11A152 Starter clutch position (SCCP) switch
5 7G072 Park/Neutral position (PNP) switch


Hi the starter is on the back side of the motor if you need more help please let me know thanks