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Old 10-31-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question Starter Bolts

I had a starter replaced a few months ago. I couldn't start my truck so I crawled under and found the ground wire hanging and the bottom bolt missing.

No one at autozone or advance auto parts can find what bolt I need. So far I've tried an M-10 (too small) and M-12 (too big). Do I need SAE and if so, what size?

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Really, I just replaced my starter on my '89. The head was a 14mm.
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Really, I just replaced my starter on my '89. The head was a 14mm.
Yes, the 12mm wouldn't even go through the bolt collar on the starter. Maybe I should have gotten an 11mm. Not sure what pitch I'm looking for either.
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Go to autozone and tell them you need a starter for what ever year your truck is.. then tell them you want to see it when you open the box the starter will have a big yellow sticker on it with what size bolts you need.. look at it then tell them you dont think you need it anymore lol.... the sticker should be on it i had to peel it off my started when i replaced it on my 88
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Go to autozone and tell them you need a starter for what ever year your truck is.. then tell them you want to see it when you open the box the starter will have a big yellow sticker on it with what size bolts you need.. look at it then tell them you dont think you need it anymore lol.... the sticker should be on it i had to peel it off my started when i replaced it on my 88
Just called Autozone. They don't stock an M-11 and there is no sticker or any paperwork stating what bolt is needed. Looks like I'm heading back to Advance Auto.
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The workers are probably to lazy to actually look at the starter itself... where ever you go next ask to see the starter... i dont see why they would put it on a starter for mine and not yours
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The workers are probably to lazy to actually look at the starter itself... where ever you go next ask to see the starter... i dont see why they would put it on a starter for mine and not yours
Ok, I went on the Advance Auto website and found the starter mounting bolts for my truck. So I called with the part number and they have it in stock. Frickin' incompetent people I swear. This will be the third time I've been there today.

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why not take the other bolt out and go to Home Depot/Lowes/Tractor Supply and get the same size bolt?
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why not take the other bolt out and go to Home Depot/Lowes/Tractor Supply and get the same size bolt?
I don't need/want to drop the starter. No need to make the job harder than it has to be.

Looks like the bell housing was drilled and tapped for a larger bolt. Just ducky...
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why not take the other bolt out and go to Home Depot/Lowes/Tractor Supply and get the same size bolt?
That was my first thought too.
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