View Full Version : starter on grand cherokee

Ricky Bobby
12-16-2009, 07:57 PM
looks like im gonna be replacing the starter on my wifes 2000 jeep grand cherokee 4.7L tomm after work was just wondering if anyone has done one and was wondering how much of a bitch its gonna be i looked under there and didnt look to bad but thats how they always look and then suck when u go to swap it out so any ifno is appreciated

Prince Valiant
12-16-2009, 08:12 PM
They aren't too bad...just a little tight. The worst is the little clip going to the starter...it get's brittle, so take care not to break it.

Just did a starter on my parents GC, and was done in about an hour, including putting it up on ramps.

Ricky Bobby
12-16-2009, 08:21 PM
yea i seen its got 2 major bolts that hold it in one that threads into starter and one that goes threw starter housing and has 2 connections for electric one is batt cable and the other is that little clip that looks like i cant wiggle my fat hand in there to disco without removing starter first did u pull wires first then bolts or vice versa??

Ricky Bobby
12-17-2009, 10:58 PM
got'er in yea that little clip was a bitch took some time but got it without breaking nothing :thumbsup

Prince Valiant
12-17-2009, 11:17 PM
Yeah...that clip was the longest thing for me too. I unbolted the starter to get a better look at it. That might have made it harder.

Ricky Bobby
12-23-2009, 10:57 AM
yea i actually pulled the clip off the starter trying to hold it up and clip it in was a bitch and the new one had a rounded clip so it wouldnt secure so i took the old one off old starter and was done in 10min afterwards wish i would have thought of that to begin with :rolf