AO Gold Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
I don't have pictures, but if you're preference is to go in from the top....
Disconnect battery. Remove battery and tray if it aids access.
Remove air intake tubing
Disconnect ECU connections and earth wire on top of throttle body
Remove throttle body and set aside (or detach cable)
Open plastic cap on end of starter motor. Undo 1x13mm nut and 1x10mm nut (might be 10mm and 8mm...)
Remove wires from starter motor
Undo 3x13mm (I think) bolts that hold s/m to gearbox. One is a pig to get at.
Refit in reverse. Take great care refitting the ECU cables, as the pins are easily bent.
If you've got space/ramps/axle stands, the tricky bolt might be easier to get at from underneath, but unless you have very small hands, you need to drop the downpipes and (possibly) remove the rear engine mount bracket.