2003 Mach 1 Starter Removal
I believe I have a bad starter in my 2003 Mustang Mach 1, but need to pull it to be bench tested.
I can't access the top bolt from underneath. Is it necessary to pull the inner fender to remove and swap the starter?
Sorry for the long time to reply. 2003 Mach 1 Starter Removal is possible without removing the inner fender. There is an access port or flap, that you'll find when you remove the passenger side wheel of your 03 Mustang.
It's still not an easy job to get to that bolt, but it is possible. Unfortunately, removing the bolt in fox body Mustangs requires thin arms and going mostly by touch.
If you want to go to the trouble, it's definitely easier without an inner fender. Just a lot more time consuming.
Getting a long extension and using a movable socket adapter helps.
P.S. I've also seen a lot of these, that are not starter problems, but wiring issues. The last one I did, took a wire by wire test, right from the harness on the firewall.
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