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Don - Mo Lurch
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Category: Jeep
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Experience:  Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
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Trying to remove the starter from a Jeep Liberty 2003, 3.7

Customer Question

Trying to remove the starter from a Jeep Liberty 2003, 3.7 engine, 4WD. I can't get to it to get it out. I took out the drive shaft. I can't get it out between the receiver for the 4-wheel drive shaft and the transmission.
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: I know the starter is bad. I'm trying to get it out.
JA: Are you fixing your Liberty yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: see comment above.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Don - Mo Lurch replied 10 months ago.

It is tight......
IF you have the drive shaft out & the Exhaust Crossover loose, you should be able to:
Position front of starter to face rear of vehicle.

Rotate starter until solenoid position is located below starter.
Remove starter from vehicle by passing it between exhaust pipe and transmission bellhousing.
You may have to pry a little, but it will come out