R107 starter removal

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HELP :confused: I have a 1973 450sl auto - and the stater is dead - trying to remove ot to get it reconditioned. From under the car I have reomved a 19mm bolt on the starter - but I assume there is another bolt - I can't see one or even feel where it moght be. I was going to remove the exhaust manifold - but as the bolts on this look like they haven't been moved in 36 years - I'm not sure if they will come off. Is therr another bolt and if so where :rolleyes:
 

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There are two bolts holding the starter to the bellhousing if I remember rightly. One at the top, and one at the bottom. ;)
 
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Thanks - At least now I know that beating it with a lump hammer won't budge it -- any idea where the bolt is - I can't feel it , see it or have any idea what to remove to get at it ??
 

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oh dear. it is there, diametrically opposite the first (at the top). not easy to get at, presumably you are working on the ground?
 
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I have the car up on stands - still means crawling under it. I've tried feeling around but can't feel any bolts - seems to be very little room at the top. The one I got at was on the bottom. Has anyone removed the started and what did you have to remove to get at the top bolt ??:confused:
 

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i have done it, with the engine in situ so it is doable.

it helps to feel around if you can get all the muck off it - suggest degreaser and a pressure washer

link not of much help - its just like AP said - but here you go anyway
http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb2.as....701&VIN=*&CT=M&cat=043&SID=15&SGR=045&SGN=03

i think you need a lond extension socket to get in and a lot of patience

when you get it loose mind your head because its bluddy heavy, esp when lying upside down

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yes it can be done, a very long extension from the rear of the autobox is needed. but if you cannot even get your fingers to it that will be difficult, have you had a look from above to see if you can see it between the block and the bulkhead?
 
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got it - finally - thanks for all the help.

The bolt on the top was there - behind lots of engine gunk and out of sight from below the engine. The secret is to get at the bolt from the back of the car - along the exhaust pipes. I managed to raise the car another couple of inches which meant I could get at the bolt with a long socket extension and a knuckle joint. I have left the socket on the bolt head - as i hope this will make putting it back in easier.
 

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well done, not too bad with the long extension is it.
 
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