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Question 2003 Sedona Starter Removal

Trying to remove the original starter motor (burnt). I've managed to remove the bolts for the heat shield, but unable to removal the head shield. What do I do next?

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Did you remove the 10mm nut at the end of the heat shield??? There are 2 10mm bolts on the front and the 1 10mm nut that hold the heat shield on. Then the shield should slide off toward the exhaust manifold.
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like cdavis said, 3 fasteners in total. Sometimes its snug pulling the cover out but it does come out.
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I've managed to take the 3 fasteners off. So the shield is loose. I tried unsuccessfully to use a rubber mallet to get the darn thing off.....no success. Twist, turn, pry.....no remedy.

My next option, I thought, maybe if I remove the 2 starter bolts...I can find some room to wiggle it loose. Still unable to remove shield and starter.

If I continue to fail, do you recommend that I remove the exhaust pipe so I can remove the shield and starter?

Another question is how do I remove the 2 wire connectors, I fear I may damage them trying during removal

Thanks for your continued help!

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try loosening the starter bolts, it may give you enough room to get it out, like i said, its tight. There should only be a single wire connector on it, it should have a small tab that you push down then pull out and the other wire is the battery cable. Try to avoid removing the exhaust, it opens up a can of worms.
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With your help and a little more persistence.....I was successful in removing the shield along with the starter! Wish me luck on the replacement install.

Thanks!
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hi timster

this has happened to me now, going to try and get mine off tomorrow, how di your re fit go , did you use the kit of e bay and was it succesfull?

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thanks for posting this reply i needed it that shield is a little bugger
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