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Trying to remove starter on 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi.

Customer Question

Trying to remove starter on 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi. Have removed starters on other vehicles over the years. Not an expert, but not a novice either. Just cant see which way it would come out. Thanks.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  moparfl replied 7 years ago.

5.7L/6.1L


1.Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2.Raise and support vehicle.
3.Note: If equipped with 4WD and certain transmissions, a support bracket is used between front axle and side of transmission. Remove 2 support bracket bolts at transmission. Pry support bracket slightly to gain access to lower starter mounting bolt.
4.Remove two mounting bolts (2).
5.Move starter motor towards front of vehicle far enough for nose of starter pinion housing to clear housing. Always support starter motor (1) during this process, do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
6.Tilt nose downwards and lower starter motor far enough to access and remove nut that secures battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet to solenoid battery terminal stud. Do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
7.Remove battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet from solenoid battery terminal stud.
8.Disconnect battery positive cable wire harness connector from solenoid terminal connector receptacle.
9.Remove starter motor.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Getting to mounting bolts not a problem. Where to lower starter down and out is. Exhaust pipe coming from manifold and drive shaft are in the way. Cannot see any opening big enough to lower starter down through.

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