A great write-up on installing a starter motor in a TJ Wrangler!
Things I’ve learned today… Before tossing the keys to your Jeep to anyone, make sure they understand that it’s a manual transmission and how to properly start it. I tossed my buddy the keys, he put is foot on the brake (the e-brake was on & it was in gear), and proceeded to crank it for all it was worth. The screeching sound of grinding metal echoed through out my garage. When everything went silent, she would turn over no more.
My local garage wanted to charge me $400 for parts & labor for a new starter motor. I sent them to hell and you should too since all it takes to replace the starter on a manual transmission Wrangler TJ is a whopping three bolts and a single clip. I spent more time repairing the clip (it broke due to corrosion when I attempted to gently remove it) then all the other steps combined. My local…
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