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I have removed the starter from the motor, but I can’t get it out of the engine compartment. There is not enough space either top or bottom. What do I have to do to get it out so I can rebuild it? It is a V6 SR5 with auto trans.

Register here http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?fromSearchPage=true&pageId=0900c1528026191b&partName=Starter&partId=0900c1528026191b to see the instruction for the V6 engine.

My Information Says That On The 2VZ-FE Engine The Entire Intake Manifold Must Come Off.

Apparently the starter sits in the “V” of the engine. Have you ever done brain surgery? I haven’t seen one, but is it possible to rebuild it in place like building a “ship in a bottle”?

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