Surf Starter Motors are NOT easy to remove

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Surf Starter Motors are NOT easy to remove

Post  tat2_al on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:11 pm

After reading the how to here ( http://www.toyotasurf.asn.au/techsite/starter.htm ) I thought this would be simple.

After 3 hours at it yesterday I have only got as far as undoing all the bolts and now trying to find safe passage of the motor out of the engine bay as I have already manged to catch either a clutch or brake line as a new drip seems to have appeared and it looks like brake fluid, installing better go smoother than removal.

And I still have the contact to replace once I actually get it out.
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Post  DICKY on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:52 pm

some times you wonder who designed things like that.it used to drive me mad trying to get alternators and starters out the engine bay after you get the bolts out.with blood coming from your knuckles and swearing under your breath.good luck mate just shout at it and go kick something it dose not help but it sure makes you feel better Laughing Laughing
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Post  tat2_al on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:36 pm

What didn't help was the step son saying i should turn into an angry ape and just rip it out to which he thought it would be funny to start jumping around like a money climb up over the truck falling off the side, cheered me up but he then became annoyed at the starter because supposedly it made him fall.
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Post  tat2_al on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:14 pm

Well managed to get back out on the surf last night, well skinned knuckles but got motor out replaced guts of it then this morning got it back in a tightened.

Started on the button first turn of the key, which amased me as it has sat for at least 3 months.

So now just a couple tweaks here and there and she'll be ready to be failed by the MOT man next week.
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Post  Steve on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:42 pm

Nice one mate its good when things go right im sure you will be fine for the MOT and if not its a free retest anyway you will have to just do whats on the list but im sure it wont come to that scratch
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Post  tat2_al on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:45 pm

Hope its not much as had the joy of losing my job on tuesday, so it is to get the toyota back on the road so I can sell the fiesta.

I know most would do it the other way around but I prefer the truck and the fiesta was bought purely for that job.
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Post  Steve on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:46 pm

Sorry to hear about your job what was it you did ?

If your needing help whith the surf just shout
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Post  tat2_al on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:51 pm

was a meter reader for a company Lowri Beck read everything from gas electric water meters, cmmercial, domestic even mobile phone masts. Which was great as got paid for off roading.

But hey shit happens its just to try and get something as soon as possible to keep money coming in.

Cheers for the offer hoping that the starter is the last big thing, as all it should need now is the exhaust, fog light re-attached and a bit of rust to deal with on the drivers door.

Too wet to do anything more tonight anyway
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:28 am

Have you managed to get the surf back on the road yet lol!
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Post  tat2_al on Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:37 am

Its a funny thing, I seemed to have more time when I was in work.

Been kept busy doing odd jobs for people to try and keep money ticking over. The plan is to get underneath tomorow and get it all finished unless the phone rings.

How are your repairs coming along?
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:49 pm

going to order steel for rock/tree sliders on Friday i must straiten tracking bar on sat lol!
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Post  gti-90 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:54 pm

talking of tracking bars i have removed the two from ross`s disco and there now in Dalwhinnie, if steve still needs them their his? if he doesnt then andrew if there any good to you? or any body else. theres bit rust and youl need new track rods ends can deliver to inverness when im up. cheers Smile
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