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73 Continental Starter Installation Problems

Bill,

I got the carburetor replaced on my 1973 Lincoln Continental I asked you about a few months ago. Now my starter is gone out, and I had a heck of a time getting it out. Now I'm having trouble getting the new one in. I just can't seem to get it in the right position.

Any ideas on an easy way to get the starter in, if it didn't have the solenoid it would be easy to put back in. Any Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help and advice.


Lincoln

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Greetings Lincoln,

Not knowing what your starter is binding on and assuming that you have the correct starter we can offer two scenarios. If it is binding on the steering linkage you can loosen the idler arm at the frame to allow more room for installation or if the motor mounts and or transmission mounts are crushed or deteriorating you can loosen them and jack the engine up for more clearance. These are the only suggestions that come to mind that I can relate to at the moment. Hope this helps. Be sure to let us know if we can be of further help.

Sincerely,

Bill