They obviously don't work on the cars/truck they design! Probably never see that motor once it's installed either.
I changed out the starter today on my F150. I've replaced starters many times over the years, on Dodge and Chevys. Never had any problems removing them. First time on a Ford though.
I'd like to go find the dude that designed the mounting for that and wedge his hands and forearms up to where the top bolt is located.
It took me a good 20-30 minutes, a concoction of rachet extenders and u-joints, and lots of missing skin, just to get the socket to stay on the bolt head enough to be able to break it loose! And this was with the truck up on a lift. Glad I didn't try to do it at home like I thought about! Once I got that bolt out though, the bad one was off and the new starter installed in about 15 minutes.
Good thing the kids weren't at the garage with me, they'd have learned a few new words
Of course that wouldn't be too bad, until they repeated them to Mommy
Rant of the day completed