I cannot get to the last upper Bolt on the starter?

Tiny
TALONLUVSWIFI
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  • 2001 FORD F-150
  • 5.4L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Do you have any tips/suggestions for accessing the last bolt on the top of the starter? I removed and got to the supposed hardest one, everything underneath the truck but there's one you can't see. I watched several videos. Some said use a mirror, others said a long extension until you feel it snug. Diagrams and detailed pictures would greatly help as I'll be back at it tomorrow. Thanks
Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 AT 9:58 PM

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Tiny
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Yep, that is a tough one, I use an extension 3/8 drive and ratchet, the extension should be as long as the starter, so the ratchet clears the starter motor. here is a guide that show the job being done with a video of the similar vehicle which the procedure is the same:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

I have included the instructions for your truck in the images below. Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Thursday, December 29th, 2022 AT 12:42 PM

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