[Vwdiesel] More Dasher ?

Chris Geiser geiserfam at sprintpcs.com
Sun Mar 9 06:33:05 PDT 2008

If the dasher is same as the Jetta / Rabbit, you have to pull one of the
bolts from the front mount to get the starter out.  I usually use a floor
jack - just enough to support engine.  I've not had to take the mount out,
but one of the starter bolts doubles as one of the mount bolts, so it gets
loosened and must be supported.


-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
Behalf Of William J Toensing
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 3:40 AM
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Subject: [Vwdiesel] More Dasher ?

Too late now for me, but maybe this question will help someone else. Can you
take the starter out without removing the right motor mount? That is what I
did, & somehow, I sprained my back affecting my L hip & leg, which still
hurts. I guess since I am almost 75, I will have to watch what I do more
carefully. The way I did it was to jack up the engine, put some wood in the
rear engine pan & frame cross member, then remove the starter. It appeared
to me this was the easiest & maybe only way to do it. When my back gets
better, I will put the rebuilt starter back in & keep my fingers crossed
that the head gasket isn't blown - again.
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