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Disconnect battery. Jack up vehicle on the drivers side and support. remove cables from starter. Remover the 2 bolts from the starter. Slide starter towards the motor mount cut the wheels to the left and lower starter throught the linkage. Reverse to reinstall. Sometimes easier if wheel is removed. I use a lift and have not had to do it this way for many years. If this is a v-6 engine and I assume it is you MUST lower the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold on the drivers side. Sometimes you need to remove the complete pipe. I usually remove the rubber hangers and let it hang. Tight fit. Be VERY careful with the bolts on the exhaust manifold. This is NOT for the novice.
STARTER LOCATION ON 4.0 V6 -REMOVE ENGINE UNDER COVER.REMOVE EXHAUST MANIFOLD COVER FROM EXHAUST MANIFOLD RIGHT BANK TO GAIN ACCESS TO STARTER COVER BOLTS.THEN REMOVE STARTER COVER BOLTS AND REMOVE STARTER COVER.**** 5.6 V8 ENGINE YOU HAVE TO REMOVE INTAKE MANIFOLD TO GET TO THE STARTER.
Since you mentioned the starter location I assume you need to remove the starter for some reason. You'll need to remove and install the starter from under the vehicle. You may need to disconnect your exhaust to do this job. A Haynes repair manual will outline the steps and any short cuts you might be able to take. I recommend this manual for all Auto Repairs.
Easier done than said! Don't be intimidated by the complexity of this job. You can save hundreds of dollars by doing this simple task in you driveway or garage. This is one of the easier replacements that I have done on a 4WD but there needs to be a little preparation. Exhaust pipe doesn't need to be removed for the 2WD model. Tools required: For the removal of the exhaust pipe form the exhaust manifold 17 mm deep well Impact socket ½ in drive 12 in extension for socket and ratchet ½ in drive breaker bad/ratchet w/12 in extension ½ in drive swivel for the socket For the removal of the exhaust pipe a the flange Reciprocating saw w/metal cutting blade For the removal of the starter Assorted sockets and wrenches for other bolts and nuts Floor jack and 2 jack stands Parts needed: Exhaust Manifold-to-pipe crushable gasket High Temp caulking for the exhaust pipe flange gasket. Starter 2 Bolts, nuts and washers for the exhaust pipe flange Procedure: Jack the front of the vehicles and place on the jack stands. Take the battery terminal off. Get up under the vehicles and spray WD-40 on the 3 nuts that hold the exhaust pipe on the exhaust manifold and on the 02 sensor that is just below them. Let this sit overnight for breaking purposes. Next day, remove the 02 sensor and using the 17 mm deep well socket, 12 in extension and breaker bar, remove the 3 nuts that were sprayed the night before. This should take about 3 minutes and a little "elbow grease". There is no need in removing the second 02 sensor but it does need to be unplugged at the connector just above it. Next locate the flange about 4 feet aft of the loosened manifold and using the Reciprocating saw, cut the welded on nuts from the back of the flange that is holding the bolts on. Retain the metal gasket for reuse. This should take about 5 minutes. The loose pipe should be free to move a limited space but it will be enough to get the starter out of the hole that it is in. Remove the aluminum shield from below the area where the starter is and remove the 2 bolts holding the starter on. Drop it down where you can remove the cable and small plastic connector next to it. The starter should come out of the confined space that it is in. You will simply go back in reverse order to replace the starter. Ensure that a new gasket is used with the exhaust manifold and 2 good beads of High Temp caulking is used on the rear flange gasket. I suspect that the different models have varying degrees of difficulty. On 1998 Amigo 2.2, the bottom bolt can only be accessed by somebody with very small hands and the top bolt appears to be inaccessible. Answer #2 (massive pain) does apply to some models.
on the drivers side right below your manifold and right above the start
of yur exhaust. Good luck trying to replace. I have no idea how to do
this other than to drop the exhaust...
How To Remove
1. Removed the (-) wire on the battery.
2. Disconnect 02 sensors (2) 3. Lower exhaust front left pipe (5
nuts) 3 in front flange 2 on rear. Needed 10" extension and I think the
nut was 17mm 4. Remove starter (2 bolts) 14 mm 5. Remove wires on
One is a plug in and the other is attached with a nut 12mm. I found it
easy to remove it once starter was loose I could get a better view of
it. Good Luck
You have to drop the exhaust pipe and remove the wheel. I got his info from Wiki Answers hope it helps you.Read below.
Disconnect the battery first. After that you may want to remove the driver's side front wheel. This gave us access to the starter for removal of the battery cable and the spade terminal which are on top of the starter while it is mounted. We then removed the two bolts that hold the starter in place. All of that took about 10 minutes to complete. On my passport the battery cable came off with a 12mm, the spade terminal is plug and play and all you have to do is push down on the tab on top and pull the terminal apart. The bolts for the starter are 14mm on my car. You need extensions to get at them though.
After that is when all of the work began. We then tried every way possible to get it out of the compartment without taking anything else apart. No luck. So we removed the heat shields around the exhaust manifold and exhaust. Still not enough room. So finally we took the 3 bolts out of the flange that connects the exhaust manifold to the exhaust pipe. We had to use reverse torque bolt sockets for this. The one we used was the NAPA E-14. There are nuts on the bolts but removing only those won't do the trick. They are 17mm in case you are wondering. We then had to remove the bracket just aft (rearward) of the catalytic converter to get enough play in the exhaust pipe. Once you do this, the starter slides right out of the space moving down and aft.
The new starter goes right in no problems once you are to this point. The only casualty to the whole process was one of the bolts from that flange on the exhaust manifold lost it's threads in the process. We were lucky that none of mine sheared off which is apparently a large concern and somewhat of a probability. Good luck