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Repair manual packed up just need to make sure I am taking the starter out correctly in my 1989 Jeep wrangler...there should be 2 bolts--correct? It appears that these bolts need a torque wrench...does that sound correct?

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You don''t need a torque wrench to take out bolts. When all bolts are removed, the starter should be free. You may have twist and turn it a little to get it clear of the flywheel.

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