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How do i replace the starter on a 95 jeep grand cherokee v8

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How do i replace the starter on a 95 jeep grand cherokee v8 5.2 liter? i have very little mech. experience; is this something i could possibly do without going to a shop?

Hello and welcome to just answer Jeep. If you have a good set of tools, (ratchet wrench, extensions, sockets, etc.) then you could probably do this. The main thing is to disconnect the negative battery cable before doing the work, and you will need to get the Jeep up onto some sturdy jack stands or ramps. It basically involves removing the large cable from the starter, the small wire from the starter, and the bolts that hold the starter to the bell housing. Here is the procedure for doing this, and I hope this information is helpful. Let me know if you need more assistance with this,





  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the battery cable and wire harness connection from the starter solenoid Starter Wire Harness Remove/Install - Typical
  4. Remove the lower starter mounting bolt and the exhaust brace Starter Remove/Install - 5.2L and 5.9L Engine
  5. Remove the upper starter mounting nut, lock washer, and automatic transmission oil cooler line bracket.
  6. Move the starter towards the front of the vehicle until the starter gear housing nose clears the bellhousing. Then tilt the starter nose downwards past the exhaust pipe.
  7. Reverse the removal procedures to install. Tighten the starter hardware as follows:
    • Lower mounting bolt - 68 N·m (50 ft. lbs.)
    • Upper mounting nut - 68 N·m (50 ft. lbs.)
    • Battery cable terminal nut - 10 N·m (90 in. lbs.)
    • Solenoid wire harness terminal nut - 6 N·m (55 in. lbs.)



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