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Old 09-11-2011, 03:30 PM
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Anybody know the size of the starter bolts

Does anybody know what the size of the starter bolts are, my bolts rattled loose the bottom one came out and the housing broke, the bottom bolt is gone and I need to find a new one ASAP, as well I'm in Canada any suggestions where I could find a new one ?
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:02 PM
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And to make things even more confusing my starter is two bolt but I see the mount has three threaded holes. Does a 2002 7.3l take a 2 bolt or 3 bolt starter ?
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Mine is a two bolt setup. It also has a third hole for a three bolt setup as well.
My starter did not have room for a third bolt.
I do not know the metric size of the bolts, but I think maybe the socket size was a minimum of 10 mm - really just guessing from memory.
Maybe someone else will clarify for you.
Try searching through some of the existing starter threads. I also remember someone having to replace the adapter plate that allows the starter to be bolted to the engine.

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After searching and searching I have come to the conclusion that we can use both 2 or 3 bolt, Mitsubishi seems to be the only one making three bolts. The bolt sizes are M10 x 1.5 x 35mm grade 8.8. I'm going to clean the holes with some break cleaner and then try some loctite red on them and see how it goes.
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