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Step one disconnect battery make sure ya got radio codes
step two remove wiring and note position of wires write down on paper or digital camera before removal
mark position of starter where she mounts to engine
remove bolts normally 2 or 3
fit new starter reversal of removal hope this helps not always easy to get at

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Installation instructions on changing a starter in a 2005 jeep grand cherokee with the 5.7L

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  • Check for a support bracket if your Jeep Grand Cherokee has four wheel drive (also in some transmissions). You will find the support bracket between the front axle and side of the transmission. Remove the two support bracket bolts at the transmission and pry the support bracket away slightly to obtain access to the starter bolts. Place the bolts you remove in the jar for safe keeping until later.
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  • Purchase a replacement starter that has the same or higher cranking capacity (power rating) as the original starter. Also, match the bolt patterns, drive gears and electrical connections. Your owner's manual may list specifications or the auto parts technician will help you determine them. Download an owner's manual on the My Jeep website.
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  • Position the starter next to the transmission. If your Jeep Grand Cherokee has an automatic transmission, put the cooler tube bracket in position. Install and tighten the starter mounting bolts. Replace transmission support bracket.
  • Lower your Jeep Grand Cherokee back to the ground. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Turn the key in the ignition to see if your new starter motor functions correctly.
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