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Old 12-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #31
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On mine one bolt went in from the front and the other from the opposite side!

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Old 12-04-2009, 01:54 PM   #32
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On mine one bolt went in from the front and the other from the opposite side!
Did your starter look like mine in the pic above? How did you get the bolt in that's underneath the solenoid?

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Old 12-04-2009, 01:56 PM   #33
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I think the bolt you are talking about is the one that came in from the other side!
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #34
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Just put a starter in a 2002 4.0. One bolt goes in from the front and screws into the starter, the other bolt goes in from the back and screws into the engine. No need to remove the solenoid.

Great forum by the way. Already helped for a couple repairs.

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Aaah, that makes sense!!! I'm sure I would've figured that out once I got underneath there.

Thanks again to all!

I'll post an update when it's done. (or if I run into any freakin' problems on the way)
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #36
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Sorry to bother you guys with this thread. Did the starter today. Easiest project I've ever done on a Jeep. Even the bolts came out easy.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:11 PM   #37
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No worries man, You'd be surprised the number of people that can mess up a starter change, before they ask.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #38
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starter solenoid going out. can buy one for a ford, (remote mount solenoid, and bypass the OEM one.)


I have no idea if the OEM is attached to the starter like a GM, or remotely like a ford....someone else should be able to chime in on that one.

But my bet is solenoid. good news is a new ford style can be had for under 20 bucks.

can i get more detail on this ford remote solenoid ?
part number.
additional instructions on How To ?

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:29 PM   #39
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Glad it all worked out for ya!
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #40
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Starter or Solenoid, or both?

I began to start my 89 Jeep Wrangler at work and it had a little difficulty starting. When I got home I parked the Jeep in the garage. A few minutes later I went out to start the Jeep, nothing, just one click. I attempted again, nothing but one click. I had my original starter replaced along with the distibuter two years ago however; I recently went in to a transmission shop to have a refurbished transmission installed. For some reason, the owner's father had difficulty starting the Jeep two days after the test drive to see if the transmission functioned properly. He advised me that the when he tried to start the Jeep it would turn over but would not engage. He told me he charged the battery in my Jeep, but never took the battery out of the Jeep when he charged it. I told him that he probably fried out something electrical in my Jeep by doing that. He told me that he had a mechanic look at the Jeep. He SAID that he replaced the rotor in the distributer because that was the problem. I picked up the Jeep and it ran good for about four days then, I began to have some difficulty starting it. I figured that the guy fried my starter out by attempting to start it so much, until he had a mechanic to look at it. Does anyone think that by replacing the starter with a brand new one would solve the problem? For now, all I get is one click when I turn the key in an attempt to start my Jeep. My Jeep started fine until these guys did whatever they did. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:00 PM   #41
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Such problems are more often nothing more than a bad battery connection... loose, dirty, or corroded. Clean & tighten both connections & make sure both the battery's and engine's negative ground wires are firmly connected to their respective ground connections.

If that doesn't do it, have the battery load tested if a good overnight charge doesn't take care of it. An hour or two on a charger is never enough to fully charge a discharged battery.

I strongly suspect one of these two potential problems over the starter.

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