Where is the starter in an 88 Jeep Cherokee?
It is at the rear of the motor. Follow the largest cable from the battery(RED CABLE) to the back of the motor and it will end at the starter.
The starter motor assembly for a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a 5.2L V8 will appear as a long metal cylinder, with a shorter one atop it attached to lower rear of the engine block. There will be two hardware pieces holding the triangular metal plate of the unit to the engine. If it is an aftermarket or non-original starter installed in the Jeep the cylinders may have a brass-gold appearance.