Through Amazon, you can get a rebuilt Denso for $185
Spent 5+ hours on this repair today. My 2007 MT6 was also 14mm bolts, NOT 17mm. Bottom of the 2 bolts came off no problem. Top one never did come off. Used a cheater bar for the assist and I stripped it, so went to the damaged bolt repair gear, which did no good. I've successfully removed damaged bolts in the past - not on this one. Used the same bit for both bolts, but one gave way rather than coming off.You stripped just the head? Just get a damaged bolt remover
You need to disconnect some of the stuff in the way and remove a bracket or 2, it will fit, just need to be creative. You'll need to twist it a few times during the removal.I'm having this same problem, however I am not seeing how you guys got the starter out through the top either.. I have a 2010. Is there something I am missing?
I just had the same issue, my starter was caked with muddy water so I bought a new starter off amazon brand new for 90 plus 10 for shipping. Took my old one out and didnt even need the rebuild kit, just cleaned it out, cleaned the contacts and I put it on a battery to test it. works perfect, so now I have a spare. It it pretty easy.:cheers:
I just wanted to swing by and thank you for this write-up... mine took a dunk in da mud last week, and has been all click-clack start ever since... I've gotta do this soon, but thank heavens its free.I really enjoy this kind of maintenence. You can't pay someone to just clean something off, there's obviously less liability in total replacement. The car dealerships seem to epitomize that idea. I'm hoping I can get the same user-friendliness out of my FJ that I've found in boat engines and old VW's.
You need to disconnect some of the stuff in the way and remove a bracket or 2, it will fit, just need to be creative. You'll need to twist it a few times during the removal.
Removing the starter on 2007 was not simple, once disconnected, getting it out was the problem. It appeared as though it couldn't be done without removing other components.Oh this is helpful...You need to disconnect some of the stuff in the way and remove a bracket or 2, it will fit, just need to be creative. You'll need to twist it a few times during the removal.
Does anyone else have idea how to get this starter out of a 2010+ they are not set up the same.