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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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98 Escort starter remove & replace

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'98 Escort starter remove & replace
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.



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The best way to do this is to come at it from under neath and it helps if you have ramps or a least a jack and some good jack stands. I have enclosed the instructions. Be sure to disconect the positive battery cable.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Hi Ron,

Thank you for the reply and the page from the Ford manual. Step 7 says to raise the vehicle a second time which the HAYNES manual omits. Is that to gain access to the starter cable connecter nuts? The HAYNES manual I have says to take the starter out the top side, however, it looks like it the bottom route is easier, as you suggested. It just doesn't look like I can get access to the connecter nuts from the topside easily. I have the car up on jackstands now with the three bolts out.
Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.
Yes it is .but if you have a bucket or small latter you can leave it up. THey assume we all have a $10,000 hoist in our back yards.