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post #1 of 12 Old 08-28-2006, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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my starter solenoid blew... can i simply replace the solenoid?

or do i have to replace the entire starter assembly...





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post #2 of 12 Old 08-28-2006, 01:51 PM
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You can replace the solinoid but the price differance between the solinoid and the entire starter isn't very much.
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You can replace the solinoid but the price differance between the solinoid and the entire starter isn't very much.
??? ones $30, and ones 250$

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??? ones $30, and ones 250$
I got my new starter for under $100 from Napa, plus a one year warnty.
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??? ones $30, and ones 250$

$250? Damn, I hope that comes with installation.

Seriously, I work for CSK auto and the starter for a 4.0 is right around $80.

You can change the solenoid, but who is to say that the internals of the starter aren't far from seizing up? Then you'll be out the cost of the starter anyway.

Honestly, I would purchase an entire unit (reman. or new) and just be done with it.

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-29-2006, 04:06 AM
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HI,
When I'm out wheeling, especially in rocks, I very often start the engine in gear with the clutch engaged and my foot off the gas and just let the engine idle over obstacles. It makes for very smooth starts especially in low range when heading uphill. But it's hard on starter motors. So I plan to replace my stock starter with a heavy duty one that will take the punishment. All the major 4wd suppliers sell such units.

This is not Sparky's secret weapon. Lots of folks use use this technique. It works especially well with fuel injection because the engine will run at very low RPM (sub 500) and still produce torque. Carbs have trouble at such low RPM because the very low air velocity through the venturi's have trouble drawing fuel.

Just a thought.

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I got my new starter for under $100 from Napa, plus a one year warnty.

regardless of how much you apparently paid... napa quoted me 250 along with lordco, and along with canadian tire.

mind you thats in canadian with a core charge of 60$ so really 190$.




but again, the solenoid is 30$ so they are nowhere near in price.
i replaced the starter itself about ayear ago... its just shy of warrenty :s

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worst case scenario u spend 30$ on the solenoid u try to fix it and it doesn't work, u are out 30$ but u gained some experience. that's they way i look at it

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Shipping to canada
93 US$ starter = 112 CA$
40 core =60
duties on 133 US$ = 25CA$
broker fees UPS = 29CA$
free shipping bonus
for a total of 225CA$ and hope of warranty with more shipping and fees= not friggin worth it. Buying from the US and sending it up to CANADA sucks A$$icles.
only way we make out good is if vendors ship as antique autopart and via USPostalService. then it is only worth it.


Just hit a wrecker and pick and pull spares and rebuild or take it to a rebuild place every metropolis has one ask for more windings and better brushes and HD parts should only cost you to rebuild your about $120 or so.

your best option is to do the canadian tire one and keep the reciept no matter what (laminate it and put it in your wallet) and abuse the crap out of that starter and take it back and get a new one before warranty wears out.

Or do what some do and goto junk yard when the warranty is near running out and pick up one from a wreck and put it on 24volts or 120v and fry the starter and take it to cantire with your receipt and get an new starter and keep the new one for a spare or sell it to a jeep buddy for 1/2 or worth.

seen it done don't laugh they take alomost anything back. just confirm the warranty at the counter when ya querry about the part.
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well the solenoid worked, but the ACTUAL problem was this...


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...=1#post2564407

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post #12 of 12 Old 08-30-2006, 12:34 PM
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my solenoid went out a few months ago and put a new one in...was only like 20 or 30 bucks. but now it seems like its going out again so ima be replacing the solenoid and starter this time.

something to consider...

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