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Welp the time has come. I dodged the bullet 2 other times w/ the starter freezing up. Happened before, but then would start after sitting for a bit. Last night it finally took a crap!
WORST thing that could possible have to happen is... i have to take it into the STEALERship!!! I normally would do it myself as i do most everything, but work is crazy and w/ the holiday i need to have it ready for Saturday. I hate NEVER having time! So hopefully it will all be done and good to go by Thursday at the latest. Got quoted $325+tax for part and labor. I know the part is only $135, but the piece of mind of not having to mess w/ chaning it, i think acutally outweighs saving the $200 on labor.

I just hate passing the jeep off to someone else to work on it.. just NEVER trust them!!
Will update when i get the bad boy back!!!!

P.S. took pic of the odometer to make sure if any "joyriding" is done, that i know of it!!
 

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That sucks! Are you taking it somewhere in Bethlehem? My wife is from there and I was wondering if I ever needed to take the beast in when I was down there, where I should go?
 

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this might be interesting for you

http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32822&page=9

I have a cheap fix for starter click as well.
The presumption is - one key turn - one click and almost no headlight dimming, if you have a few clicks or light dim - it's probably a battery issue.
Starter itself doesn't fail, brushes, motor basically are good, the weak point in our Mitsubishi starter is solenoid, which is unrepairable, but not expensive unit. It costs 35 $

It's just to unbolt two bolts, to remove and to reinstall new unit. 3 minutes, providing you've removed the starter itself. In total it's one hour to remove and install starter, so it's cheaper than to replace starter even by re-manufactured unit.
To remove a starter front drive shaft must be removed.

 

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That sucks! Are you taking it somewhere in Bethlehem? My wife is from there and I was wondering if I ever needed to take the beast in when I was down there, where I should go?
Hey man. Yes i am. Taking it to Brown Daub Crysler Jeep.
Would much rather go to Reagle Dodge up in Bangor, but its only a starter so i thought even they could tackle this! if you are ever in the area let me know!

Here's a recent thread that should be of some interest - http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58920.

Bernie
Thanks Bernie! I saw this post before i sent jeep in. Only sending to stealer is b/c i just dont have time this weekend w/ the holiday and i need my jeep to travel! HATE HAVING TO DO THAT!

http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32822&page=9

I have a cheap fix for starter click as well.
The presumption is - one key turn - one click and almost no headlight dimming, if you have a few clicks or light dim - it's probably a battery issue.
Starter itself doesn't fail, brushes, motor basically are good, the weak point in our Mitsubishi starter is solenoid, which is unrepairable, but not expensive unit. It costs 35 $

It's just to unbolt two bolts, to remove and to reinstall new unit. 3 minutes, providing you've removed the starter itself. In total it's one hour to remove and install starter, so it's cheaper than to replace starter even by re-manufactured unit.
To remove a starter front drive shaft must be removed.

Thanks so much for this post! I will def keep this in mind if it happens again! Just like i said above, i def would have done this job myself if i had the time! Just didn't want to run into a snag and get stuck b/c i need the jeep the travel this weekend! Thanks again! HATE STEALERS!!!

Thanks all and hopefully should get jeep back today or tomorrow worst case! Happy Holidays all!
 

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I will definitely hit you up the next time I head to Bethlehem. I tend to spend more time with the in-laws at their lake house near Tamaqua though. I know we are heading to the lake house in Feb. during Presidents weekend. Good luck with the starter and enjoy your holidays!
 

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Hey guys. All fixed and ready to roll. goign to get under the jeep Friday to make sure a "new" starter was definitey replaced. Just dont trust the stealerships AT ALLL!!!

Mustbf8, you enjoy the holidays as well and look forward to possibly meeting up.
 

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Welp the time has come. I dodged the bullet 2 other times w/ the starter freezing up. Happened before, but then would start after sitting for a bit. Last night it finally took a crap!
WORST thing that could possible have to happen is... i have to take it into the STEALERship!!! I normally would do it myself as i do most everything, but work is crazy and w/ the holiday i need to have it ready for Saturday. I hate NEVER having time! So hopefully it will all be done and good to go by Thursday at the latest. Got quoted $325+tax for part and labor. I know the part is only $135, but the piece of mind of not having to mess w/ chaning it, i think acutally outweighs saving the $200 on labor.

I just hate passing the jeep off to someone else to work on it.. just NEVER trust them!!
Will update when i get the bad boy back!!!!

P.S. took pic of the odometer to make sure if any "joyriding" is done, that i know of it!!
Just to make you feel better, my dealership quoted $430.88 which includes 24.40 tax. Part was $151.58, labor $219.90, plus shop supplies $35.
 

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Just to make you feel better, my dealership quoted $430.88 which includes 24.40 tax. Part was $151.58, labor $219.90, plus shop supplies $35.
Wow, I had mine done 3 weeks ago. I called the dealer and they told me it was $140 for the starter. I had researched it online and knew the MSRP for the starter is only $120, I was able to talk the dealership down to $115. Paid $90 for install at a local shop. Total including tax was $210.
 
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