Starter location needed

Tiny
STACEY ADAMS
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  • 1996 MERCURY COUGAR
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
I need to know the location of my starter and how to replace it?
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Sunday, August 6th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

You will need to disconnect the battery to start and then raise the car up. Here is a guide to help you with that:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

and

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

Here is how to do it on your car.

Disconnect battery ground cable.
Raise and support front of vehicle.
Remove starter shield, if equipped.
Disconnect starter cable and push on connector.
CAUTION : When disconnecting hard-shell connector at S-terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and the S-terminal. If any part of the connection is damaged, replace the damaged components.

Remove mounting bolts and starter.
NOTE : It may be necessary to turn wheels right or left to remove starter.

Reverse procedure to install. Torque bolts to 15-20 ft lb .

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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