Truck needs a starter...

Discussion in '4.0 Engine' started by Redneck_ranger, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. So tomorrow afternoon, I gotta throw a starter on the truck. I managed to get it running today by rocking it back and forth a bit, and managed to catch it at the right point. Any problems I should be on the lookout for while I'm doing this? And if there isn't one already, I'll do a how-to on it as well.
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  3. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    see if it was a stick you wouldnt have that problem.... roll start baby... lol with it being 4x4 i'm not sure what all would have to be moved to get the starter out and the new one back in....
  4. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    The front driveshaft is just below it, but it shouldn't be in the way. And yeah, put her in neutral and pushed to start.
  5. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    they battery may die after replacing the starter, that what happened to mine
  6. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    My battery is four months old. I doubt it's gonna die.
  7. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    get a good quality starter...not a cheap POS
  8. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    $93 count as not cheap? lol
  9. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    If it's remanufactured you're gonna have problems.

    Should just be the nuts holding the 2 wires to the starter and then the studs holding the starter on. You MAY have to shim the starter on these newer trucks to get it to line up properly.
  10. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Idk if it is or not. I used to put reman on the dakota and never had problems. But oh well. All my budget can work with for now. And that's wonderful that I may have to shim it. Lmao
  11. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    never had to shim mine
  12. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Im just saying, I've had to do it on certain vehicles before. It's a PITA.
  13. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    only problem i had was the puzzle to get the f***in starter out and the new one in

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