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Previously posted in another forum but need to find our where these go. I just replaced my starter which took me three days to complete due to removal and replacement issues. Today i completed the job and have these two bolts left. Can anyone tell me where they belong before i attempt to start the car.

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There are a lot that look very similar to that. Fuel rail, throttle body bracket, on and on...
 

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Maybe the EGR solenoid or evap solenoid mounting bolts? Throttle bracket? I don't remember clearly but doesn't the 99 have DPFE mounting bolts? How about the IMRC mounts? I assume you would have noticed if they came from the IACV...
 

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Maybe the EGR solenoid or evap solenoid mounting bolts? Throttle bracket? I don't remember clearly but doesn't the 99 have DPFE mounting bolts? How about the IMRC mounts? I assume you would have noticed if they came from the IACV...
EGR solenoid bolts are way smaller than those I think, and the DPFE and EVAP solenoid are all mounted on studs with nuts, and the IMRC bolts should be longer than that. They DO look like throttle bracket bolts though - but I would think it would be obvious if those were left out, and I think they are 8mm, not 10.

It also kinda looks like the bolt that retains the coolant crossover pipe.

Man, it's hard to tell.
 

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Perhaps the bracket for the DPFE sensor. It's the black bracket in the 2nd image, between the header and blue clutch. There's a lot of lines running around there when installed so maybe you thought pulling that out would give you room but abandoned it. You can see in the image it's missing 2 bolts and IIRC they're 10mm ish.
 

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The bolts take a 10MM socket. I hope this will help in narrowing down their home location.
This might be the most unintentionally hilarious comment ever posted on this site. Half the bolts on this car are 10 mm. I once joked that the official greeting for Cougar owners should be holding up a 10 mm wrench, and @wadespencer99 actually did it rolling into CougarFest one time - he held up a 10 mm wrench through his moonroof as he pulled into the parking lot. At least I'm pretty sure it was him.
 

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This might be the most unintentionally hilarious comment ever posted on this site. Half the bolts on this car are 10 mm. I once joked that the official greeting for Cougar owners should be holding up a 10 mm wrench, and @wadespencer99 actually did it rolling into CougarFest one time - he held up a 10 mm wrench through his moonroof as he pulled into the parking lot. At least I'm pretty sure it was him.
Ha! I had completely forgotten about that, but yes I did! I think it was Harrisburg maybe?
 
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