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F-550: Ford f-550 7.3 starter motor spacer just broke. Part

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Ford f-550 7.3 starter motor spacer just broke. Part number/difficulty of replacement?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for choosing just answer. When you say the spacer plate broke do you mean the large plate that goes in between the engine and transmission?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes, about 1" thick made of white metal.
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Ok can you upload a photo for me by chance?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am not near the engine now it is a ring approx. 6in. in diameter next to the bell housing to which the starter mounts.
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the info. The piece you are looking at is all part of the engine rear cover. The rear engine cover is the only piece on the back of the engine this thickness and the starter mounts through it. In order to replace it you will need to remove the transmission. I would recomend replacing the rear main seal while you have it apart. I can help you to find the part number as well.
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Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Hopefully this link will work.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
James,Is there a part number for the rear main seal? Where available.Sean
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
The deal kit and only one I would use is F4TZ-6701-A. I wouldn't use anything other than Ford or international parts.