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Starter wont come off

Tring to take starter off my 99 town and country. I have all the bolts off have wacked it wont budge any ideas

You are likely missing a bolt that is slightly hidden.

I can look again thanks

There may be 1vertical bolt and 2 horizontal bolts.

Look at the replacement starter to see the bolt holes.

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Do you have all three starter bolts out? I believe your starter uses a nose cone that seats in the bell housing (transmission) to keep the gears aligned. I’ve seen those get corroded and stuck. A few well-placed blows with a mallet should loosen things up.

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There is a bolt at the top that is invisible. If I remember right it is easier to get to it from above. All three bolts are horizontal. @Cavell has great suggestion to look at replacement.

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