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Hello all, Is there a specific procedure for replacing a starter motor.
I can't seem to get my socket onto the nut or bolt head.
There is not enough room. Does the engine need to come out?
 

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Might get a response sooner if you post this in the spider postings
 

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Using a very long extension you can remove the upper and lower bolts from the front of the engine.
The middle shoulder bolt with open end wrenches.
 

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Socket on the transmission side, open ended/box wrench on the front side.
Dont misplace the shoulder bolt or the washers....
 

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I just went through this on our Berlina. It's a PITA if the bolt heads are 17MM, very little room for a wrench. I ended up using a combination of 17mm and 13mm wrenches. I couldn't get a socket on either side. I pulled the vacuum hose barb off the manifold and that allowed me to get the top bolt free.

Once they're off you can usually replace or remove again in about 5 min. Took me an hour the first time.
 

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thanks, I was able to get it out.
Now I have to find a starter. Looks like they only have rebuilt ones now.
 

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Call Alfa Parts Exchange, they have lots of used ones. I just got a quote today for $70 plus shipping. 209-365-1383

Of see if a local shop can rebuild yours.
 

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Consider using an 86 -89 starter. It is a straight replacement and it does not need the support bracket because it is lighter. If you use the original starter without the bracket then you risk breaking the bell housing.
 
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