See Figures 1 and 2
All except the 7.0L and 7.5L V8 engines, use a positive engagement type starter. This medium duty unit uses a remote starter relay to open and close the circuit to the battery.
The starter installed in 7.0L and 7.5L V8 models is a solenoid actuated starter. This heavy duty unit uses an outboard solenoid mounted on top of the starter which has an internal electric switch to open and close the circuit to the battery.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 3 and 4
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise the front of the car and install jackstands beneath the frame. Firmly apply the parking brake and place blocks in back of the rear wheels.
- Unfasten the heavy starter cable at the starter and any other electrical connections. On solenoid actuated starters label and disconnect the wires from the solenoid.
Do not pull on the wire when removing, or damage to the connector could result.
- Turn the front wheels fully to the right. On most models, it will be necessary to remove the two bolts retaining the steering idler arm to the frame to gain access to the starter, and/or remove any support braces if in the way.
- Remove the starter mounting bolts and remove the starter.
- Reverse the above procedure to install. Finger-start all bolts and tighten the mounting bolts evenly to 15-20 ft. lbs (20-27 Nm) and the idler arm retaining bolts to 28-35 ft. lbs. (38-47 Nm), if removed. Make sure that the nut securing the heavy cable to the starter is snugged down tightly.