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pbytrailz 08-06-2001 09:54 PM

Starter, Please Help
I have a 1988 jeep wrangler with the starter/solenoid combo. I know an 86 cj used the same combo but would like to know if a cj 258 starter from like a 84 will bolt up to my wrangler. Then I can just rewire a few things. thanks a lot. Mike

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**DONOTDELETE** 08-06-2001 10:16 PM

Re: Starter, Please Help
The 258s for those years are all identical with the exception of head bolt sizes. I would think it would bolt up.

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3jeepguy 08-06-2001 11:02 PM

Re: Starter, Please Help
the 88 wrangler in question has a dc starter not a ford starter like the cj the wiring is there to make a cj starter work but you will need a cj solonoid as well as a ford style starter

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pbytrailz 08-06-2001 11:25 PM

Re: Starter, Please Help
3jeep, I planned on pulling a ford style solenoid also, but right now the wrangler also has a starter relay in it which basically is the same idea as the solenoid. So I believe those wires should go right onto the ford style solenoid.

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LEVE 08-07-2001 08:32 AM

Re: Starter, Please Help
Just use a Summit or JCW Starter Solenoid Relocation kit, or get a FOMOCO/JEEP style starter solenoid and rewire it yourself... save a few bucks til you need an new starter.

pbytrailz 08-07-2001 12:25 PM

Re: Starter, Please Help
alright im at the wiring part! on my old relay there are 3 green wires, where they go? one is disconnected. the other goes under to the transfer and one goes up the loom. On the solenoid I want to replace this with from a cj there is a blue and red wire in the front. the blue goes to the fusebox and the red goes to the coil +. Now that I want to put this in my wrangler I beleive the green wire that goes up the loom will pass as the blue (probally ignition) then I just cut the coil power now and run the red line from the solenoid to it. Does this seem like it will work?

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sloop 08-07-2001 05:10 PM

Re: Starter, Please Help
Do you have an automatic transmission or clutch interlock switch? if so then you need a Ford-style starter for a vehicle with an auto tranny (the bottom post is the neutral safety switch, it only lets the solenoid engage when it is connected to a ground)

This diagram from Painless Wiring might help

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