Thanks for the welcome, I do most of the minor maintenance and fluid changes on the truck. I recently changed the plugs, but couldn't get to that sixth plug along the firewall. I hunt in the fall and am many miles away from a dealer or parts store. I keep a spare alternator and starter in the truck. I have not had to replace either yet at 80,000 miles. I was looking at the starter on the 2000 V-6 crew cab and was wondering how to remove it after loosening the two bolts.