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Re: How Difficult To Change Starter

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mine 4wd and i didn't have to remove the driveshaft when taking out the started, gotta admit though it was a pain in the ass to get it out of there, my hand did burn multiple times from the transmission bell house and exhaust
Same here I didn't do the work but a skilled mechanic buddy of mine did the job said it was a pain but didn't have to remove the drive shaft but did get burned too.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:43 PM
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How about the skidplate?
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Re: How Difficult To Change Starter

Skidplate has to come off. What engine do you guys have who didn't have to remove the 'shaft? We tried every angle we could on mine but could not get it out with the 'shaft in place.
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Re: How Difficult To Change Starter

What a pain in the arse. My starter randomly does the click without start. I am trying to hold off until the tax time to replace it. Does it only once in awhile, and then eventually catches and starts.
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Skidplate has to come off. What engine do you guys have who didn't have to remove the 'shaft? We tried every angle we could on mine but could not get it out with the 'shaft in place.
I have a 3.7 prob more room then your 4.7.
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I have a 3.7 prob more room then your 4.7.
Yup, that 'splains it.
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i know several on here have had their starters go out with well under 60k miles on their jeeps. i just hit 45k and mine is dead. just click, click, click. battery tested fine. can somebody walk me through changing it out. one of the threads said they removed the driveshaft. i've changed a few out and it's usually 2 bolts and 2 wires. any insight is appreciated.
Woo hoo! just pulled my starter without dropping the driveshaft! (2006 JGC 5.7L) I was trying to loosen the shaft bolts with a 3/4 inch craftsman bad boy ratchet and - nothin'. I don't have an impact wrench so I thought I was up a creek. Last ditch effort, I removed the fender well and was able to peek with one eye and reach in and with one hand and after a lot of twisting and turning I was able to pull it out! I did have to remove the heat shield in place before it would come out that was a pain.

Incidentally to all who have clicking starter problems once it was out I bench tested it and as others have noted the problem miraculously disappeared. I did notice that there was heavy arcing on the nut and threads of the hot lead to the starter. I'm betting dollars to donuts that corrosion and a bad connection is the real culprit in some cases. Installing a new one anyway.
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I have a 3.7 prob more room then your 4.7.
2006 JGC 5.7L. Just pulled mine out through a very small opening in the fender well after removing the plastic! No need to drop the shaft! You will need to remove the heat shield on the starter while it's still in place which is a little bit of a pain.
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