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post #1 of 4 Old 07-08-2010, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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TJ starter wiring cable not lining up

i bought a new starter for my rubicon 2006 TJ from quadratec. Everything is fine except the wiring harness that is supposed to slide onto the socket is the wrong shape. the harness i have on the TJ is square and the one on the new starter is round shaped.

Has anyone come across this? Can i just cut the plastic piece that forms the round shape from around the metal tab?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-09-2010, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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well, after looking at the original starter, i think i can take the solenoid apart and get the metal connector out.....drill a new hole in it....and then attack it to the new starter.

hope this works
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Personally, I'd return the starter and if you actually need a starter, buy it locally. Just avoid the cheap import starters sold by Autozone, Kragen, etc. No, their "lifetime warranties" don't mean they are high quality, they are not. The lifetime warranty is just a marketing gimmick since they know few people own their vehicles long enough after installing a new starter so it would cost them much.

I'll never buy anything like that over the internet, it's just easier to buy such things locally. That way, if there's a problem, it's far easier to resolve or exchange for one that fits.

When you have a choice, buy American made.
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I assume you are talking about the ignition terminal on the solenoid, the difference being one is a spade terminal and one is an eyelet? If that is the case just cut the end of the wire and crimp on the proper terminal. A picture would be worth a thousand words.

Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
You're starting to be beyond pedantic and that's my job, quit trying to take it from me.

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No, I wasn't being comical. I'm being perfectly honest. I don't have any dyno tests. But you can FEEL the difference!
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