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Old 04-18-2008, 07:33 PM
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My daughter's 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage has a starter problem. We have the bolts out but can't get the starter out from the back of the engine. I believe I have to tip the engine forward, but I don't know how to do this. Any advice is welcome.

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Old 04-18-2008, 10:43 PM
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I recently changed one and got it out through the passenger side wheel well area with out having to pull the tire. I had to twist it around and drop it down between the front of the engine and wheel well. It was a pain!
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It's not allways fun to weasel the starters out of some of these cars.....Ha.
A lot of times you have to turn them 180 d.etc and play with them to get them out...Don't forget the secret in reverse so you don't beat your brains getting it back in.
So you want to be a mechanic .......

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The starter won't fit through the hole on either end behind the engine. there is a pivot point on the front side of the engine, but I don't know where on the back side it is attached. This engine sits cross ways in the engine compartment. Thanks
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It took me 2 and a 1/2 hours to get it out and it came out on the passenger side and I was seething so much I am having trouble trying to remember if I moved the rack and pinion or the drive axle. I remember it had too much stuff to take off just to get to the bolts. I thought about just unbolting the front engine cradle and dropping it enough to get it out, but I wound up not having to.

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