Starter Just Went 2010 STA

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Mark Connolly

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During the week I felt the start ups were getting weaker. Low and behold the starter went today. I could see the braided copper wire on the starter has disintigrated and would spark a little when attempting to start. A tried to wiggle it, poke it hit the starter to get it home. No buen. Bought a tow rope and had a buddy tow it back. Bow I gotta get in there and replace. Any advice before I start?
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Mark Connolly

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Well i replaced the starter. Wasn’t to bad. Taking off then passenger wheel helped alot. Also if I had a side air ratchet would of made things much, much quicker and easier. 2 hours start to finish. I used a 13mm for the main bolts. Sprayed a little w-d 40 on them before i started. Starter was rusted up and a mess. All in all a satisfying event. Keep on trucking.
 

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Are you 2 Wheel Dr. or four-wheel-drive because that can make a difference on replacing it.. Glad you got the truck going.
 

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Its an AWD
Thanks Todd.
 

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Good info. We all need little suggestions from time to time. Taking off the front wheel is something I probably would have done, only after skinning a knuckle, and cussing a bit. Now I know to do that first. Mine is 2WD, but the process will be similar, I am sure. Also, I do have a pneumatic side ratchet. That too is helpful. Don't need this info at the moment, but for future reference, it is stored away. Thanks.
 
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