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saleen 192

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As mentioned on other thread about starter motor, i have looked on rockauto recon 96quid with shipping , ok not looked at my starter motor yet might just need brushes or as Dan has suggested might be getting hot from manifold could be ? as you can get parts as well from rockauto,

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saleen 192

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Starter motor is close to the headers if the crosshead Philips screw is for brushes it won't budge and there are 3 screws from what I can see to take srater out. When I do get round to it as I have some exhaust wrap here proberly do that at the same time.
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TransAmDan

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Yeah that is close. thats gotta be heating the starter making it hard for the starter to turn once warm. Exhaust wrap should certainly help. May need to remove the starter or headers so you can wrap the headers well.
 

saleen 192

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have some exhaust heat wrap so when i do remove starter will add it looking at rockauto picture its only 2 bolt not 3,
 

saleen 192

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Spent some time I mean sometime as well what a PITA this was to remove due to headers being so close. But out now you can see the tooth gears are worn so have ordered new one.
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TransAmDan

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Why did it take so long? 2 or 3 bolts out and in, should take 20mins including jacking up the car.
 

saleen 192

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Car on ramp the headers were in the way of 1 bolt to get ratchet or spanner once 2 bolts undone it wouldn't get past the headers and the oil pan. Tilting sliding in differant ways still no joy pty bar on headers didn't help fixed solid removed auto box cover manage to get pry bar in just hope it not damaged header or pit a split in oil pan as the housing jammed into pan. Putting new one in is going to be be fun. Might remove oil pan.
 

saleen 192

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You would think it would slide out like you expecting quick easy job to remove but no very close tight to headers the stater solenoid hitting body once bolts out if you tur 180 degrees the engine cross member is in the to slide stater motor out. But it's now out thankfully. And the gears being worn not worth anymore faving about just replace with new one
 

saleen 192

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This might help to show how tight it was?
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TransAmDan

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Are they non standard exhaust headers for the car?
Yeah does look tight. Quite easy to get to mine. Did you damage the oil pan? or are they just paint scratches?
 

saleen 192

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Possible? There drivers side header dose look like it's been made to fit with all the differant shapes and small pipes melded to make shape as the passenger side is all one piece if that makes sence. . Wen under neath last night saw to rubber hoses on passengers side in the metal fuel pipe rail flow return pipes I believe and one snapped in my hand very brital so replaced both. There's also a rubber pipe on drivers side will check that one out got 2 metal pipes that side one is brake line.
 

saleen 192

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New and old pipes dodged a bullet with one as it was split. And the other is a fuel line to tank y one fuel line on drives side and the other 2 on passenger side??
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saleen 192

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Well the old starter was on its last legs so good job got reman unit from rockauto and new unit now back in car not started it yet as waiting on oil filters as replaced sump gasket as well.managed to put some exhaust wrap on. The brush springs on old unit not very good and didn't move the sameIMG_20220716_114751.jpgIMG_20220716_114752.jpgIMG_20220716_114759.jpgIMG_20220716_100253_1.jpgIMG_20220716_100253_1.jpg
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TransAmDan

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That does look a tad worn out. New one looks a little smaller. Does that mean you could have more room for a home made heatsheild?
 

saleen 192

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Must be angle of photo direct replacement same size, no room :eek: :cry: still a pig to get in ,
once oil filters turn up thought i had some but only the Chevy filter from the el Camino its shorter but would work as a temp then put oil in then try starter hopefully all good,??? then my be do the petrol tank lol, the 6th pic in you can see how tight the new one is,
 

saleen 192

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Day of today so might put the oil in engine and check the stater motor works must remember not to bang my head on jacking beam.
 

TransAmDan

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Day of today so might put the oil in engine and check the stater motor works must remember not to bang my head on jacking beam.
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You need one of these.
 

saleen 192

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LoL, no drama today thankful filled engine up with new oil and filter no leaks even the car strted with no drama so new starter motor all good , so mybe next weekend take the tank out see if i can find the leak?? as don't think i will do mopar nats at the pod,
 
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