1981 Jeep CJ7 how do I remove the starter

Tiny
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1981 Jeep CJ7 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 3:47 PM

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This is a EZ task!

Remove the NEG cable from the Batt

Follow the Pos Batt Cable to the Solenoid, from the Solenoid, follow the other very large cable to the starter

You may have to jack up your rig to get under it, chock your wheels, no matter what, so you do not get "squished"

The big cable attached to the starter needs to come off 1st, so that the starter is not F-dangling around, while you try to remove the cable!

Since you have a 151, there is only one thing you have to watch (or not) that you do not have to worry about with a 6 cylinder.

That is STARTER SHIMS!

Use a GOOD LIGHT, Watch for thin metal shims falling loose/out, during the removal of the starter.

Break loose the 2 bolts that hold the starter on.

Completely remove the lower Bolt, 1st (its EZer this way, starter will not F-dangle from lower bolt, but be supported by the upper, as long as possible)

As you remove the upper bolt, support the starter, from falling, while watching for SHIMS to fall out.

WE NEED TO SEE HOW THEY COME OUT, AND RE-INSTALL THEM IN THE SAME POSITION, when we put it back on.

They may be stuck to the starter (KEEP THEM, if you swap your starter as a CORE!) You may not have any at all !

Re-install is reverse.

Put your NEG cable back on!

You Are Done!

A Jeep Repair Manual would be your friend forever! Shows too many wonderful things to you, that you need to know for up-keep, and diagnosing problems and step by step repairs.

Since you are new here and maybe New to Jeeps, look around at CJ5 and CJ7 forums, I have given many answers in both, some stuff may aid you now or later.

Keep replying with questions in "reply to question box"

If you do not understand starter procedure, tell me, I will MAKE you understand, better safe than sorry!

Let me know how it goes.

Love, Turddog
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