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Old 04-05-2018, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by dan_189 View Post
Gents, what's the best way to remove the lower starter bolt without removing the alternator?

I'm fairly comfortable with the R&R procedure but when we did this on the weekend we had the alternator removed which provided clear access to the lower starter bolt. I'm not too keen on removing the alternator if I don't have to.

What ways have people gotten to the second bolt?
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Use a socket with straight extension the length of the starter, THEN a swivel and long extension to angle up over the top of the alternator to your ratchet, works as well as anything.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Porschetech3 View Post
Use a socket with straight extension the length of the starter, THEN a swivel and long extension to angle up over the top of the alternator to your ratchet, works as well as anything.
Brilliant, thanks Porschetech3, am I correct in assuming something like this:


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Old 04-05-2018, 02:17 AM
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Also found this image which ill try if I cant get it from above, means ill have to take off one of the pulleys and drive belt. Assuming they use two extensions? One to the starter, a U joint and then one the rest of the way? Would be good to get a torque wrench straight onto that extension.

Anyone know the torque for the pulley that runs off the alternator securing bolt? Might look it up now.

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Old 04-05-2018, 03:10 PM
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Since you already ordered the new starter, this may not matter. That whine following a cold start is pretty common as the miles add up. Burner's Garage has a good video tutorial for disassembling this starter (same as on a Boxster) and fixing that whine. Might be worth attempting when you get the old starter out to give yourself a good spare.

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no reason to remove alternator. The pic you have with extension is nearly perfect if that weren't so darn long.
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Thanks everyone, I'll report back once I'm done
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