Re: 2001 WJ V8 Starter Motor Removal
You can remove the starter without removing anything else. The space indeed is limited, but moving it aft and turning it a bit will create the necessary space.
I just put a new starter solenoid on mine a few months ago, together with new brushes, eventhough the later where not worn that far yet. A bit more work, but a lot cheaper (especially for me, since shipping costs and import duties more then double the price).