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1990 Ford F350: starter..Diesel truck..The 2 bottom bolts are

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I need to replace the starter for my 1990 Ford F350 Diesel truck. How do I remove the top bolt(s)? The 2 bottom bolts are easy but access to the upper side seems impossible... No access from above, frame member on side etc. My fingers feel 1 or 2 bolts above but how to get access? I'm not a pro mechanic but have years of experience as a backyard mechanic. Now I'm stumped! BTW this is blocking my driveway now and the wife's car is stuck.... thinking of having it towed. Please help!
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 years ago.

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Fords picture is not good enough on the 90 model since its a older vehicle. It looks to only have 3 bolts. I cant say I have seen one with 4. I use a ratchet andsocket with 2 wobble universal joints and get past the cross member to access the upper bolt which is also the way you have to do most starters on newer vehicles. Sometimes the socket extension has to come out near the AC compressor or out the wheel well just to gain access.

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