Date registered: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 30+ mercedes
Location: Long Island, NY
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nahh, it's simple. Get under the car near where the drive shaft connects to the transmission. From that position, you can see the top bolt. It needs a 10mm allen key. Now, get a long enough extension rod and a universal joint to account for the angle and you'll have it out in a jiffy.
I am presuming you already disconnected the battery from the cables, right?
Since you're working with some very large, hot wires that are not fused.
No need to take any of the suspension components out. Just turn the wheel to one side and the starter w/o cables attached on its end will slip out. I find it marginally easier to remove the heavy battery wire from the starter when it's bolted into the car since I can get more leverage out of a 13mm socket plus extension, but that's just me.