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2002 jaguar s type 4.0 replacing starter

When i turn the key the startedr winds like the bendix doesn't engage wondering if i can tackle taking the starer out myself??

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Yes,... if you are little mechanically minded, and keen, I don´t see why not.

Remember to disconnect the battery.

Support the car safely on axle stands, if jacking up.

And watch those knuckles...(Ouch!).. undoing those starter, bell housing bolts !

There seems to have been a run of Jaguar S Type, & X Type Starter problems of late, here on FixYa, so you are not alone.

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be appreciated ...Thank you !

John the Jag.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009


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