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Toyota Starter

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Ayden, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. Oct 2, 2021
    Ayden

    Ayden Co-Caretaker of Family Jeeps

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    Well... I was taking the starter off so i could get the original mounting bolt through it, but when i was unbolted the top bolt, the mounting hole broke off, do not recommend this starter, it may fit your F134 Hurricane, but it is not made out of "real material", my dad calls it "pot metal". 20211002_114510.jpg
     
  2. Oct 2, 2021
    timgr

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    "Pot metal" is a zinc alloy. I suspect that's cast aluminum.
     
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    Twin2

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    looks new . take it back
     
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  4. Oct 2, 2021
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    I have no direct experience with this but I've read in other posts that the upper bolt hole needed to reamed out some, perhaps if that was not done on your starter maybe that's why it broke :shrug:

    Reaming the upper hole is mentioned in post #95 of this thread and I recall it being mentioned by others as well.
    Toyota Starter on F134...fact!
     
  5. Oct 2, 2021
    jeepstar

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    ive done it on 3 jeeps, had to ream out the upper hole a smidge. you got a bad unit. i would try and exchange it. its a nice step towards modernizing an old jeep.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2021
    garage gnome

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    I broke mine off too and welded it back on. Its cast aluminum. It has been working great ever since.
     
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  7. Oct 3, 2021
    termin8ed

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    I'd also get an Allen head bolt to go on that hole also. I haven't done mine yet but really need to so I can tighten it up better
     
  8. Oct 4, 2021
    tripilio

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    I have one, had to mill a bit the hole but it works like a charm!
     
  9. Oct 4, 2021
    Dne007

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    I installed one on my brothers F134, the factory starter was just dragging, but this new Toyota starter is great. Yes, had to open up the hole, but forget what bolt I used up top.

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  10. Oct 7, 2021
    Mr.T

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    One of the best upgrades to my Jeep! I’ve put this starter on several Jeeps that I’ve owned and recommended them to Jeep friends with great success. Drill out the mounting holes and slap ‘em on.
    My only worry: rebuildable cores are gonna dry up because we’re buying rebuilds with no core!
     
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