Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Starter

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5



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Fig. Fig. 1: You can use a small box wrench to loosen the nut securing the wire to the starter motor solenoid terminal



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Fig. Fig. 2: The larger nut (retaining the positive battery cable) may require a socket wrench



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Fig. Fig. 3: Disconnect the wire and cable from the starter motor solenoid terminals



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the starter outside mounting bolt



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Fig. Fig. 5: Removing the starter inside mounting bolt

  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
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  5. Remove all wires from the starter and tag them for installation.
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  7. Remove all but one upper attaching bolt. Support the starter (it's heavier than it looks), then remove the last bolt.
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  9. Pull the starter from the engine.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the mounting bolts to:

    2.5L Engine: 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
     
    4.0L Engine: upper: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm); lower: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    4.2L Engine: 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
     

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