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2005 Jeep GC 5.7 starter is loose, but can't pull it down to disconnect wires. No slack in starter cables.

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  • rehboats Jul 14, 2010

    Already beyond that point. Starter bolts are out and starter is away from housing, hanging loose. I can not get any slack in the wiring to drop it down to disconnect the wiring. What am I missing??
    2005 Jeep Gran Cher 5.7

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Remove the nuts while the starter is still mounted.It should be easier that way,not to say it is easy any how.Remove the wires before unbolting the starter.

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  • rehboats Jul 14, 2010

    That is the issue. How do I remove the wires from the starter without having any slack on the wires?

    Are they removed from the top? If so, how? I have always had some slack on the wires to drop the starter down so the wires can be removed. I can't in my case.

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Jul 14, 2010

    Stick it back into the mount and tie it off or something,just to get it back up there so you can access the connectors.

  • rehboats Jul 14, 2010

    There are connectors on it, so when disconnected, the starter will be able to be lowered down?

  • rehboats Jul 14, 2010

    How is the connector accessed? From the top?

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Jul 14, 2010

    Hard to break loose the larger nut with the starter not mounted,but I,most of the time ,feel for the nuts to break them loose.Now that it is hanging,braking it loose is the hard part,but you may just have to use a wrench,and hold the starter with one hand ,and go up and over the starter with the wrench in the other hand,

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Hi

The starter is located underneath the driver’s side just above and back of the front wheel. There is a heavy plastic under carriage that is easily removed in order for you to get better access to the starter.

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  • rehboats Jul 14, 2010

    Already beyond that point. Starter bolts are out and starter is away from housing, hanging loose. I can not get any slack in the wiring to drop it down to disconnect the wiring. What am I missing??

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