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How to Change the Starter on a Ford Explorer

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Unbolt the nut on the stud at the top of the starter to release the positive cable. Slide the lead off the stud.

Loosen the two bolts with a socket wrench. Place the wires that are bolted to the bottom bolt to the side.

Pull the starter down from the engine compartment. Replace with the new starter. Start both bolts by hand. Ensure the negative lead wire is pushed onto the bottom bolt before tightening. Secure both bolts with a socket wrench.

Unscrew the stud on the top with a socket wrench. Push the remaining lead onto the stud. Tighten the nut over the lead with a socket wrench.