Put this on my CJ 4.2 when my stock unit bit the dust. I love this thing it is all I hoped it would be!! Quite smooth and turns the motor over with no hesitation!
The Mean Green starter is very well made, drops right in and bolts right up. My only critique is that you have to modify the wiring to hook it up. The location of the wiring terminals does not allow you to just attach the main battery wire, so you have to reroute it, and it has a screw terminal for the relay/control wire so you have to modify it or make an adapter. Other than that, I can't recommend it enough!
Tried it out on the trail for the first time, and liked the ample torque for starting in gear on hills. There were a couple of installation issues: 1) the solenoid terminal location is different than the OEM unit, so a short extension to the wire was necessary; 2) the thickness of the unit at the lower mounting hole is 1/4 inch less than the OEM unit which meant that the stock bolt bottomed out before purchase with the unit, so substitution of a 1/4 inch shorter mounting bolt was needed. Other than those two minor install issues, works well.
forgot to mention that the ford starter does not have a soloneoid attached.
Asked by popeye from mia fl. on
Hello Popeye, The mean green starter will not have a solenoid attached to it for this application. Thank you for the inquiry.
Answered by from mia fl. on
sir, my 1987 wrangler has a ford starter.Will the mgimg3209 starter fit,and is the bendix long enouhg to engage the flywheel? The bendix on the old starter is a sdn78 starter drive. Thanks popeye
Asked by popeye from miami fl. on
Hello, The Mean Green Performance Starter will work and engage properly as long as no modifications were made to the vehicle drive train. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Answered by Tom S. Ext. 4876 from miami fl. on
is it a direct fit
Asked by Phillip from United States on
Phillip, the Mean Green Performance Starter is a direct replacement starter for most YJ's and TJ's. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 939 from United States on