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Re: need to replace starter im not mechanical incline. i...
Get a chilton manual online if you a DIYer and it will save you time and money..Basic step by step-Remove postive batt cable. locate starter, obtain new starter to see location of mounting bolts,remove starter mounting bolts,remove wires firrst if accessable if not starter will lower when mount bolts out ,then remove wires noting where they go. hookup wires and replace in reverse. note:some can be hard to get to-always handy to refer to a manual Good luck..oh replace positive cable when aal is tight and right...
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You don't have to be very mechanically inclined to do this. You basically remove the old starter (at which time I usually take it to the auto store and have it tested) and then replace it with a new one. Watch this video on YouTube.com
Remove the following parts to make room and take out starter
through the clearance between body and frame.
1.Remove FR R.H splash guard.
2.Remove oil pressure switch connector.
3.Remove oil filter.
4.Remove exhaust manifold heat insulater.
5.Remove fuel tube retainer bolt.
well im not sure that the Ford part is.. but on your YJ its pretty simple, 1.disconnect the battery 2,disconnect the power leads to the cylanoid (its mounted to the top side of the started) 3.remove the starter mount bolts and slide the started our of the transmission Note: sometimes its necessary to remove the mount bolts and and remove the starter from the transmission in order to gain good access to the power wires. you can either have a partner hold the starter for you once its loose or use a bungee cord to tie it up while you disconnect it. 4. installation is reverse or removal Note: on re-manufactured starters it may be necessary to shim the starter. if after installation it grinds on the flywheel then you know it needs to be shimmed, most re-mans will come with a set of shims. hope this helps, and for the record most men who think they know alot about cars or talk like they do dont know jack diddly. i know a couple women who are fantastic mechanics.
easy as pie!
disconnect battery first
remove the wiring from the strter solenoide
unbolt the main poer cable from it also
then unbolt the starter motor 2 or 3 bolts
replace with another starter & & reconnect every thing !
If your not sure its a good idea to just take pictures with a digital camera as you go
you can get one at a salvage yard pretty cheap. since your not mechanically inclined i would suggest using a repair manual. it will walk you through it step by step, even has pictures. They are about $20 at autozone.
is this a 4 wd drive unit or 2wd unit? are you mechanically inclined and have basic common tools including a jack and jackstands? if you live close to pep-boys auto center then you can take it there you will spend about 200-300 to do the job, just ask them for a qoute first and that hopefully is still free. they have a special coupon on there wbsite right now that will save you some money, plus if you are over 55 or student in school you can also save money there. i was a service manager there for a while... let me know what you want to do they are not super hard to do but can give you a headache if you dont have a grinder or chisel. i can walk you through it though if you still wish, im all for the do it yourselfer.
Your Starter is located on the bellhousing of the, or going into, transsmision (this is the part of the transmission that connects to the engine). The starter is mounted, either to the engine or bellhousing, by 2-3 bolts. You will have one RED cable (Positive) attached to the rear of the starter. This cable needs to be removed and it is a good idea to hang on to the hardware just incase the new one doesnt have any. You are not likely to find a black (Negitive/Ground) wire attached to the starter as it finds its ground through the Engine/Transmission, but if you do this is a redundent ground, remove it also. Remove the afformentioned 2-3 bolts that mount the starter, and remove the starter. Place the new starter in and place your mounting bolts back in. Reattache your wires and you are ready to start it!
Did you get the right starter? Did you put the starter straight? Did you lock the screw evenly? where this noise from?You mentioned the noise like high pitch grinding noise, is it from the starter area or flying wheel?