View Full Version : 1989 PS 190 Starter

06-09-2008, 10:35 AM
My boat is on a lift a couple hours from where I am - I need to know if the starter mount was a 2 or 3 bolt? Anybody know for sure? It is on a 1989 PS 190 with a Ford 351. Thanks

06-09-2008, 08:16 PM
Is it the same as a 91 Prostar? If so Ill go look for you mines here in the garage. Just let me know.....

Just found this link in another post. Its a 90 190 so I thinking it might be the same......Hope it helps

06-11-2008, 09:55 PM
my 88 is a 2 hole.

06-11-2008, 10:36 PM
My 89 ps 190 starter only has two bolts but I have a Big Block 454. I'm pretty sure my starter is bigger than yours...

06-11-2008, 10:51 PM
I have a 90 Maristar with the 351W and I just took the starter off four days ago. It had only two bolts.

06-12-2008, 02:52 PM
dos bolts amigo! One easy to get to, the other well... is lots of fun!

06-12-2008, 03:12 PM
I just replaced mine on my 88'. Pull the blower, it only is two screws, but will make the job much easier.

As mentioned, one bolt is a piece of cake, and the other, not so much. Try a short extension (3") and a socket. Seemed to work for me.

06-15-2008, 09:45 PM
2 bolts for sure!

i used to pull my 89PS190 with my full size bronco. i had starter problems with the boat once and "borrowed" the Bronco starter for the day, then swapped back to get me home. just run the blower!

02-22-2009, 01:13 PM
I have a 1990 prostar190, I am replacing the 351 with a 350. The 350 has a top mounted starter. I have been assured by DIM that it will fit without hitting the engine cover. I measured as well. Any input?

02-22-2009, 01:30 PM
Should be two bolts. You will need a couple ratchet extensions to take out the bottom one. Also, make sure you have a helper to hold it, or something to brace the starter with. It is fairly heavy and one both bolts are clear will "crash" into your bilge.

02-22-2009, 11:25 PM
i used a swivle? and 2 long extensions .the second bolt was no problem.