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    12/97 Built 306 XSI, 2 litre, auto trans. Thanks to this forum & others, I found the 3 bolts under the air box ,through the bell housing that secure the starter motor .

    Are there any tricks/advice/ ideas to get the wretched thing out?

    I have the bolts out, and the starter is loose- I can move it about 10 mm, but thats it. Do I need to remove the intake manifold or radiator?


    All tips/ideas/rants/theories will be considered. Help!!
    I'm no idiot with cars, but 306 starter motors are new to me.

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    Thanks in advance for all replies.

    Chris

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    This probably doesn't really help, but with a 406, you need to remove the air box and also the coolant hoses. Once done, you can manouevre it out via the space created.

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    Just had a look at my starter motor 1998 Xsi only the 3 bolts hold it in. You may have to undo the power cables 1st. Treat it (a bit) roughly, shake the end opposite the bolts up and down whilst trying to move it to your left.

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    Got it out! What an uninspired, stupid design to make a simple task way more difficult than it should or even needed to be.

    Don't get me wrong, the 306 is a great car, but things like this **** me off.

    Rant over, and thanks for all assistance.

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    I hear you, brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    What an uninspired, stupid design
    Best not look behind the left front wheel on a GTi6 then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    Best not look behind the left front wheel on a GTi6 then...
    The early 8 valve 306 starter was so easy to pull out too.
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    Your lucky it's not an S16 pictures with and without the inlet manifold... definitely won't come out with the manifold on!! Sometimes you just have to take a bunch of stuff off to do the job you need to, I've learnt that it's quicker to just remove everything that is in the way . I changed the left radiator fan motor on Sat. Bumper off wasn't enough, also had to remove the slam panel to make enough room to get a 10mm socket on the back side of the motor mounts

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    We did think about removing the inlet manifold on the 406. Would've have given easy access to the starter. Didn't though, lots of pipes and stuff.

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