I always find the answers here. Time for another question. Trying to take the starter off of my 15 T. Took the bendix off and all four bolts from the starter mount she still won't budge. Are they that tight of fit in the housing? Tapped it pretty good but still no wiggle.
Maybe somebody really gooped up the gasket with sealer the last time they installed it. With the Bendix off and the starter cable removed, those four bolts should be the last things holding it in.
For a more controlled force to pop it free, put a jack under the starter body and slowly jack it up, that should apply enough controlled force to break the sealer without harming the starter or your knuckles. Using a folded up rag as a cushion on the top of the jack would be a good idea.
Uh-oh. I hope you haven't wrecked your mag ring. This is why it's best to read the manual before you dive in. You have to remove the Bendix before you pull the starter.
I wrote that and then re-read the post. Silly me. Unfortunately the software won't let me delete this.
(Message edited by steve_jelf_parkerfield_ks on February 24, 2015)
Thanks Mark I had given it a thought that someone had gooped it up good with something but didn't want to force anything till I found out for sure. The jack sounds like a good idea. On my way back to the garage and under the T to give it a try.
Steve, read his post again, he said he did remove the Bendix first.
Steve you did not read my post. one of the first things I did was remove the bendix.
I think there's an echo in here.
Got her out. It was just stuck as you mentioned Mark. Put a little force on it with the pry bar and it came loose. Thanks for the help Guys.
Hey Steve my wife is always telling me read the whole thing so we are all guilty of not doing so.
After I read your post I had to back and read mine to see if I actually put the part in about removing the bendix.
Starter on a 15T should be your left arm!
You can't type carefully and proof read your post or there will be three correct answers ahead of yours.
Frank, I was going to say that.