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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Thank you for the good advises

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    There should be three bolts for the starter.
    Yes, and some advice for all when removing those 3 bolts and separating the starter from the bell housing:

    Be sure to look for the centering ring for one of the 3 bolts between the housing and the starter during removal. It is OK to remove it for cleaning but do not lose it or forget to put it back in its hole when installing starter. It is important for maintaining precise engagement of starter drive gear to flywheel ring gear.

    It is Item 10 in this diagram.
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    alignment pins

    Don't lose the engine/transmisson alignment
    dowels or the starter will bind up...

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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Sounds scary
    I hope everything will be fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Yes, and some advice for all when removing those 3 bolts and separating the starter from the bell housing:

    Be sure to look for the centering ring for one of the 3 bolts between the housing and the starter during removal. It is OK to remove it for cleaning but do not lose it or forget to put it back in its hole when installing starter. It is important for maintaining precise engagement of starter drive gear to flywheel ring gear.

    It is Item 10 in this diagram.
    I don't recall any space between the starter flange and the bell housing surface, I guess Item 10 is placed inside the bell housing to center one starter bolt, is that so? Thanks!
    VIN 4502

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABIS View Post
    I don't recall any space between the starter flange and the bell housing surface, I guess Item 10 is placed inside the bell housing to center one starter bolt, is that so? Thanks!
    Correct. One centering ring /dowel on one of the 3 starter bolts (the middle one). In this picture, you can see that the second/middle hole in the black protecting plate (101074) is slightly bigger to accommodate it:



    The dowel also helps keep the plate in place while you are installing the starter.
    Last edited by DMC-81; 10-26-2018 at 11:14 PM.
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