How to Remove a Starter on a 1994 Ford F-150by Christian Killian
Removing the starter from your Ford F-150 will allow you to bench-test the starter if it is malfunctioning. If the starter is not working at all, a new starter is available through a Ford dealer or most major auto parts stores. The starter is responsible for spinning the engine prior to it starting. Replacing the starter is a great project to tackle at home and will save you from a large repair bill by doing the work yourself.
Open the hood of your F-150 and locate the negative battery cable at the battery. Loosen the clamp bolt on the cable end with a wrench then remove the cable from the battery.
Raise the front of the truck with a jack and position a set of jack stands under the front suspension to support the truck. Locate the starter on the passenger's side of the engine from below the truck. It mounts where the engine and transmission meet.
Locate the wiring connections on the rear of the starter and remove them, using a wrench to remove the retaining nuts. Lay the wires aside.
Locate the two mounting bolts at the front of the starter. Remove them with a socket and ratchet, and lower the starter away from the engine. Slide the starter out from under the truck.
Items you will need
- Wrench set
- Jack stands
- Socket set
- "Ford F150 Factory Service Manual"; Ford Motor Company; 1994