STARTER - PARIS-RHONE
1988 Jeep Cherokee
Cherokee, Comanche, Wagoneer
Starter is a 4-pole, 4-brush type direct series wound motor. The engagement mechanism is integral with the starter and controls switching on and off of motor and shifting of the starter pinion.
t. End Housing Bushing
Pinion Shift Yoke
Support Plate Bushing
Field Winding & Pole Shoe Sets
Pole Shoe Screw
15. Brush Holder
Brush Holder Bushing
Armature Brake Assembly
Starter Drive Pinion
Drive Pinion Stop
Shift Yoke Pivot Pins
Shift Yolk Axle
Fig. 1: Exploded View of Paris-Rhone Starter Motor Courtesy of Chrysler Motors.
is applied to ignition switch through fuse "B" at
all times. Voltage is also applied at all times to the contact on
starter solenoid, terminal "B".
ignition switch in "START" position, battery voltage
is applied from fusible link "B", to ignition switch, and to the coil
of the starter relay to ground.
The coil of the starter relay engages closing relay
contacts. With start relay contacts closed, battery voltage is applied to starter solenoid. Both solenoid windings are energized.
pull-in and hold-in windings work together to
magnetically pull starter gear into ring gear. At the same time the
plunger also closes solenoid switch contacts in the starter solenoid.
Full battery voltage is now applied directly to the starter motor and
it cranks the engine.
NOTE: Use the amperage draw reading after the starter motor has obtained its maximum RPM.
Check the battery for a broken or cracked casing.
all connections to battery and starter are clean
electrolyte level of battery. Levels that are too high
or too low may cause poor starter motor performance.
battery by measuring specific gravity of electrolyte in
each cell with a hydrometer.
NOTE: No further testing or troubleshooting procedures available from manufacturer.
STARTER MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS TABLE
Cold Cranking Voltage (Minimum) 9.6 Volts
Cold Cranking Amps
Cherokee & Wagoneer 350 Amps
Comanche 120 Amps
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS TABLE
Application Ft. Lbs. (N.m)
Left Side Engine Mount-to-Block 40 (54)
Left Side Engine Mount-to-Bell Housing Bolt 35 (47)
Left Side Engine Mount-to-Frame Sill Bolt 48 (65)
Starter Mounting Bolts 37 (50)
INCH Lbs. (N.m)
Starter Relay "B+" Terminal Nut 18 (2)