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1987 6 cyl motor.non poget 4 cyl trans..........5pd

Starter does not engage as it should. I was told the different trans install was done to provide more low end torque ..But knowbody I know knows the trick to get the correct alignment. the problem is in the orbit ot the starter/flywheel spacing. Considering starter housing mod... Or flywheel swap.........money running out ...and I'd really like a nice drive around without breaking down..................Any Help...

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  • mesarichie Mar 10, 2009

    I had to grind 1/8 th inch off the mounting plate of the starter to get the gears to properly mesh in the orbit, it was the only way.Knowbody (inc trained mechs) could figure it out !!!!!!!!!!!! wrangler starts just fine ! R

  • dhopo1 May 11, 2010

    need more info. there is a difference in the setback between an auto matic starter and a manuel tranny starter, could it be that u have the wrong combination. would like to help more, send more info about the swap. i am a gear head for 4x4 crawling and mods, ( once put a 275 industrial combine engine in a 62 jeep truck. even the pros said it couldnt be done. with a buddy and a month of late night modificatins we had one bad jeep truck, had enough power with original tranny and running gear with that massive inline 6cyl to pull 5 jeeps at once. lol ) get me some more input thanks

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Try a new flywheel we just went threw 5 starters it was the flywheel now hittin enough this might be it

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