Starter replacement

Tiny
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I have a 87 s10 v6 2.8L 4WD auto trans. I have unbolted the starter to replace it but cant get it out. What do I have to take off to give me enough room
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Friday, June 15th, 2007 AT 9:32 AM

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Tiny
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Look for a bracket on the other end. Also disconnect the battery and then the electrical cables going to the starter
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Sunday, June 17th, 2007 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply
I have done all that and the starter is loose and just laying in there. I cant bring it up because of the exhaust manifold, or down because it wont go through the available space. I have turned it every which way, but it just doesnt want to come out. There is a crossmember in the way underneath, but I am reluctant to unbolt it with me under the truck. Any ideas?
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Sunday, June 17th, 2007 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
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I wish I could see it from here. The only thing I suggest, is to keep maneuvering it around till it comes free. Look for the easiest thing to remove out of the way, to help free up the starter.
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Monday, June 18th, 2007 AT 10:22 AM
Tiny
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The crossmember needs to come out. There are 3 bolts on either end. Ive had mine out a few times. Bolts can be accessed with a socket and 6 inch extension inside frame on either side. Ive had mine out on my 86 4wd more than once. Be sure to support the trans with a jack if necessary.

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Sunday, July 1st, 2007 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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Or simply remove the sameside motor mount. And use a wooden block between your Jack and oil pan. Have a second person slowly Jack the motor up while you maneuver the starter out. You can do this by yourself but better and safer with a second hand!
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Monday, August 22nd, 2016 AT 8:47 PM

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