Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Here I am again. Very discouraging...removed overflow and washer jugs. front access is not bad, but from the rear, really tough! Wiring harness and especially a/c hose is blocking. Is the bracket to the motor mount the only solid mounting of the plenum?? Is it better to remove the mounting bolt holding it to the motormount and leave it attached to the plenum? How does one remove the plugs to the throttle pos sensor, injectors, etc, without damaging them.
Also, I can see already that the topmost starter bolt is completely missing. I also see no evidence of a shim between the starter and the bellhousing. Is the shim always supposed to be there, and is it always the same thickness? If so, does anyone know where to obtain one?
My starter runs, but makes no attempt to engage. I had assumed that it was a bad starter drive, but now I hope that the ring gear isn't missing a tooth. I didn't think so, because the starter used to work fine, although would skip an occasion, and only refused to engage when the engine was extremely hot. Let it cool down and it was fine. Now it always just spins.
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