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Just wondering if it is difficult to replace a starter on a 87 F150 4.9l engine. Any info you can give me would be much appreciated!
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not really. Disconnect the battery first. Top bolt will be the most difficult. Top bolt will be a 1/2" or a 13mm socket and bottom if I remember correctly is a 9/16



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Why does it need to be replaced?

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Make sure you've ruled out the fender mounted solenoid first... they're very common to go on those trucks!
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Make sure you've ruled out the fender mounted solenoid first... they're very common to go on those trucks!
mine's never gone in 14yrs but my starter has 2x



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I've never had my solenoid go yet and it's original but a quick tightening of starter bolts and ground strap bolts may solve some issues. My '76 used a solenoid per year. Always kept a spare and enough wrenches to change it. They were cheap to keep a spare. Use to be about $10~$12.

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make sure you use anti-seize on the starter bolts
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I have a 95 reg cab 5.0l. I have starter issues as well. I am eating a starter a year. Have tried all kinds from NAPA Acklands and Ford factory. No difference. To give you some history, everything was great until on night had to get to work. 40 below and my CB popped for plug in. Boost time from tow truck. Wouldn't go. Told him to give her 24 volts and I would be responsible if things went south. That got her going but ever since then, a starter a year. Could I have an issue with the soleniod on the side wall? Any other tips or suggestions?

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