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I have a 2006 Rubicon with 396 hours and 209 miles. I pulled the starter and the bearing it rides on came off in pieces....dealer says big job, easily $3000.
He says he has to pull the motor, looks to me I can drop the recoil assembly and pop out the housing with out pulling the engine. Any thoughts????
 

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I have a 2006 Rubicon with 396 hours and 209 miles. I pulled the starter and the bearing it rides on came off in pieces....dealer says big job, easily $3000.
He says he has to pull the motor, looks to me I can drop the recoil assembly and pop out the housing with out pulling the engine. Any thoughts????
I'm not too familiar with working on Rubicons, but if after you remove the recoil assembly, you have enough room to pull the crankcase cover off, then you can probably do it that way. Remember the stator coils bolt to the inside of the cover, so that's about 2 or 2 1/2 more inches, in addition to the thickness of the cover, that you'll need to clear everything.
 

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My Rubicon service manual states the recoil starter, alternator stator and flywheel/starter clutch can be serviced with the engine in the frame.

Is this what you are talking about?

Well shoot...on looking further, it states this: "Alternator cover removal"....

Remove the following: air cleaner housing....swingarm....
Then remove recoil starter.
 

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I have a 2006 Rubicon with 396 hours and 209 miles. I pulled the starter and the bearing it rides on came off in pieces....dealer says big job, easily $3000.
He says he has to pull the motor, looks to me I can drop the recoil assembly and pop out the housing with out pulling the engine. Any thoughts????
I'm not too familiar with working on Rubicons, but if after you remove the recoil assembly, you have enough room to pull the crankcase cover off, then you can probably do it that way. Remember the stator coils bolt to the inside of the cover, so that's about 2 or 2 1/2 more inches, in addition to the thickness of the cover, that you'll need to clear everything.
Yeah, I got hold of the service manual, I'm going in with it on the frame, I keep u posted.
 
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