This is my First post. I have a 87 Wrangler 6cy, w5 spd transmission (idk the model). This is my first jeep so this will be a nice learning experience for me.
I am having trouble starting the jeep. When trying to start i get this Horrible grinding noise. I looked in the Haynes repair manual I purchased, and it was pointing towards the starter/ flywheel area.
I crawled under the jeep and the first thig i noticed was that the lower starter mounting bolt was being held in by just a bolt, some washers and a nut. It appears that the lower mounting hole is broken/missing from the bellhousing. From what i could tell it there also appears to be small metal particles on both the teeth of the starter and the flexplate.
So my questions are,
1) Where can i get a new/used bellhousing from?
2) How hard is it to pull the trans/t-case back enough to remove the inspection plate and replace the bell housing?
I'm sure i will have more ??? This looks to be a great forum and I hope to enjoy many great forum days here .
THanks in Advance.