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Old Wed, Apr-14-2010, 02:28:04 PM   #41
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Great Write up you have here 5 stars to this thread!
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awesome thread very detailed I'm new to the forum how could I save a quick link to this page?
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Old Fri, Apr-16-2010, 07:25:43 AM   #43
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WOW. THat was an amazing DIY.
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Old Fri, Apr-16-2010, 01:42:51 PM   #44
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awesome thread very detailed I'm new to the forum how could I save a quick link to this page?
Go on top of this thread and look at the menu. Click on "Thread Tools" and from the drop down menu click on "Subscribe to this thread".
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Reason I said that was because the power wire is clamped to the side of the intake (this is NOT the same clamp at the back on the intake between the firewall & the intake). It didn't seem like the power wire could come out of that clamp since the clamp has a very small opening and it is molded to the intake. That's why I suggested blindly opening the nut located at the starter which releases this wire. Opening that nut was a breeze. This is not saying that the power wire will not come out of the side clamp. I may just be missing how to get it out. Good point though

See this picture. The conduit seems too big to pull out of the clamp.



Thanks. I am glad that photo helped cuz I was concerned it might confuse some people more than it would help. Reason I even decided to do that was beacuse I totally missed the drain connection when I yanked the intake out. Luckily for me, it just unplugged instead of breaking

Just a heads-up around this clip. The clip that wraps around the battery cable simply slides up and can be removed so that you don't have to unbolt the terminal blindly.

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Just pull up on the outside of the clip. It will slide upwards as shown below:



Here is the clip fully removed:

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Just a heads-up around this clip. The clip that wraps around the battery cable simply slides up and can be removed so that you don't have to unbolt the terminal blindly.

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Just pull up on the outside of the clip. It will slide upwards as shown below:



Here is the clip fully removed:

Awesome. Thanks for the pictures. I have to do this again to change the starter. This will come in handy

I have updated the original post with these changes.
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thanks to the op...this is amazing!!
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Old Tue, Jun-08-2010, 01:52:07 AM   #48
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Gotten around to the removing the starter motor yet?

So far its a PITA to remove and you need the right torx wrench to even get those two bolts out. Not that I have yet managed to remove them. :/
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Gotten around to the removing the starter motor yet?

So far its a PITA to remove and you need the right torx wrench to even get those two bolts out. Not that I have yet managed to remove them. :/
Not yet. I bought the Torx wrench but haven't gotten around to doing it.
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Just got my starter motor and battery replaced. The car starts without any cranking noises whatsoever!

Hit the bolts a few times with a brass bar and a hammer and you should be able to get them of with a E12 open end torx wrench. Getting those bolts back in is a hassle too, but they go in easy if you pre-tread them about 10 times and use a lot of lube.

Thanks for the write up on removing the intake manifold. I cleaned up a lot of contacts too while I was at it.
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