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Ford Explorer Sport How do I replace the starter on a 1998

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How do I replace the starter on a 1998 Ford Exploroer Sport 4.0?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to! My name is DriveFast71(Ron) and I will do my best to answer all of your questions completely and accurately.


The starter is located on the lower, rear, passenger's side of the engine:


  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support the vehicle.graphic
  • Remove the starter motor solenoid terminal cover.graphic
  • Remove the nuts
  • Disconnect the wires.graphic
  • Remove the nut and the starter ground cablegraphic
  • Remove the bolt and the starter motor
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