Hey guys I have a 99 TJ Sahara 4.0l auto and when it's cold outside and I go to start it the starter engages, turns the motor for a split second then I'm guess by the sound shoots past the flywheel and winds up like a starter that's not enguaging and when u let of the ignition u can hear the starter winding down and then "chunk" hits the flywheel again. I have to repeat that several times before it will actually start the jeep. Warm weather or warmed up jeep from driving no problem starts great. What is going on??? I have tryed shimming the starter out quite a bit and nothing seems to help.
The sounds it's making when the starter drive teeth hit the flywheel after it slips loose and comes back into the flywheel are bad and I'm sure it's just a matter of time till things start breaking so I really need some help to fix this issue
Thanks for the help
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99 Sahara, 4" lift, 35s, 8.8, 4.56s, Detroit locker......SOLD
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Not sure if this is the same issue, but I'll pitch in. my 97 2.5l had a similar problem, turned out the starter was falling off the jeep. Not entirely sure if you have the torx head bolts on the starter like I did on mine, but Harbor Freight has a whole set of sockets just for it. Got mine for $5. I tightened the bolts down, and never had another problem like that...
Good luck dude, starter issues are a PITA.
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/\ /\ /\ /\ What he said. Sounds like your starter is going out on you, mine is in the beginning stages itself. Good thing is that starters are really easy to change out, just make sure you unhook the battery and don't blow yourself up
It would only be a lifetime warranty worth getting if they paid you to do the swap. But, if they did that, they would then sell starters worth owning.
I would want them to pay for my gas and time to exchange the starter... It takes longer to drive to the auto parts store than to change one.
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