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Starter motor removal

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31 Jul 2018 07:10 #194732 by vmk
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first post here but have been reading BigJimny for a while and found lot's of useful information and tips. I hope some of you can help me now as well as I'm having some issues starting my Jimny.

I figure the starter motor is the problem as I have tried 2 different batteries and cleaned the wiring connections and grounds. You can hear it tick but it does not engage and start the engine (some percussive maintenance helped before but seems to now no longer do the trick).

I actually want to see if I can replace the starter and have disconnected all the wires and removed the top and bottom retaining bolts. It now slides out a bit but I cannot pull it out all the way - it seem to snag. I am assuming it should slide out with little force. I wonder if those of you who have replaced your starter have any tips - maybe I should twist it in some (undocumented) way or taking it out takes more force than I think. I figured I'd ask here first before I start looking for a hammer.

Note that there is a G16A in this Jimny (I did not install this myself) - I am currently thinking the adapter plate is causing the starter to be stuck but I am curious to what you all think. Many thanks in advance.

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31 Jul 2018 07:39 #194733 by TomDK
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The starter sits with two bolts.
If both are removed it should come right off.

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31 Jul 2018 08:37 #194735 by yakuza
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If you remove the intake manifold you will access the starter easier. Even though it is a lot of nuts and bolts and stuff you might save time removing it. at least if you don't have a lift for better access from underneath.

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