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Starter motor replacement

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Anyone done this on an 86 560 SEL? Anything I should lookout for? Thanks in advance.
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Yup...did it on my 420 SEL. If remember correctly, 1 or 2 bolts are readily accessible. The top, however, is a different matter. You have 2 choices: 1. to loosen the down pipe from the exhauast manifold (lots of penetrating oil on the screws) or 2. get 2 or 3 extension bars for your socket set (4-6 ft long) and find the nut and away you go.

I did it both ways, and it's almost the same. For the second method, you're almost standing by the rear axel with the ratchet.

I you follow these instructions, it should be straight forward, and probably take you 1 hour or less.
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