I have used this method and wish I could remember all the times I should have.FWIW something you may want to try - The starter can be replaced from front of engine with long socket extensions and a piece of all-thread rod. Disconnect Battery. Photograph wiring connections on starter and remove them. Back out the bolt at top of starter; screw in all-thread rod. Remove bottom starter bolt and slide starter forward hanging on the all-thread rod. Reverse to install new starter. Mechanic gloves might reduce the need for bandaids. Also, do your homework and carefully select the correct replacement starter.