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Starter Removal/Front Drive Shaft Question

I am trying to replace my starter, I have read online that you must move the drive shaft, can someone tell me how to remove the front drive shaft?
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Did you go see where the starter was for your self. I would be surprised if the drive shaft needed to me removed let me see if I can find it in the manual.


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Which engine do you have and I'm guessing you have 4x4


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We do know where the starter is and tried to remove it last night but it's near impossible to get out without removing the drive shaft/ or moving it... we have a 2006 4.7 V-8
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We do know where the starter is and tried to remove it last night but it's near impossible to get out without removing the drive shaft/ or moving it... we have a 2006 4.7 V-8
Ok ya the 3.7 and 4.7 require the drive shaft to be removed give me a minuet and I'll post the instructions out of the SM for you.


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Just going to post this as well I'm looking up the drive shaft.
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
2. Raise and support vehicle.
3. Note: If equipped with 4WD, remove front drive shaft.
4. Note: If equipped with 4WD and certain transmissions, a support bracket is used between front axle and side of transmission. Remove 2 support bracket bolts at transmission. Pry support bracket slightly to gain access to lower starter mounting bolt.



5. Remove two bolts (3) if equipped with an automatic transmission.
6. Move starter motor (4) towards front of vehicle far enough for nose of starter pinion housing to clear housing. Always support starter motor during this process, do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
7. Tilt nose downwards and lower starter motor far enough to access and remove nut (2) that secures battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet (1) to solenoid battery terminal stud. Do not let starter motor hang from wire harness.
8. Remove battery positive cable wire harness connector eyelet (5) from solenoid battery terminal stud.
9. Disconnect battery positive cable wire harness connector from solenoid terminal connector receptacle.
10. Remove starter motor.


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That is great, thank you so much for your help.
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I've never done this repair before but here is the instructions out of the SM. I'm sure someone will chime in and give you some extra advice on things that may have helped them get this done. I personally would not remove the whole thing unless I had to just pull the one side off and see if that gives you enough room to wiggle the starter out. I can go look at mine as well here in a little bit since we have the same engine.

Propeller shaft REMOVAL

1. With vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
2. Mark a line across the axle pinion flange (1), propeller shaft (2), flange yoke (3) and transfer case for installation reference.

3. Support the transmission and the transmission crossmember.




4. Remove propeller shaft (1) from transfer case flange (2).




5. Remove propeller shaft (1) from axle pinion flange (2


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Again, thank you so much..I will let you know how it goes.
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I just replaced my front drive shaft, just becareful whey you disconnect it from the front axle as well as make sure the vehicle is supported properly.

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