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Remove starter trying to remove starter from 1998 plymouth neon. manual instructions don't work. engine won'tmove out of the way and can't reach one of the bolts.

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You will need to remove the front motor mount by placing a hydraulic jack under the engine (but not on the oil pan), lifting the engine slightly. Remove the front motor mount, and lower the jack (and engine) which will allow you access to the last bolt and allow for ease of removal/installation of the starter.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. If equipped with A/C, perform the following:
    1. Use a floor or jack stand to securely support the engine and transaxle assembly so they will not rotate.
    2. Remove the front engine mount bolt from the insulator and front crossmember mounting bracket.


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Fig. Fig. 7: If equipped with A/C, unfasten the front engine mount-to-bracket bolt


Carefully lower the front of the engine, rotating the engine forward allowing more space for easier access to the starter.
For easier removal, do not remove the wiring from the starter at this time.

  1. Remove the 2 starter motor-to-transmission housing mounting bolts.
  2. Remove the starter and solenoid assembly from the transmission housing. Position the starter accordingly for access to the wiring.
  3. Remove the positive battery cable nut and remove the positive battery and alternator output wire from the starter. The wiring is shown in the accompanying figure.


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Fig. Fig. 8: Location of the starter wiring connections

  1. Detach the push-on solenoid connector. Pull back on the slide and push down on the rear tab to release the lock.
  2. Position the starter vertically so the pinion end faces downward, then remove the starter motor through the bottom of the vehicle. It may be necessary to move the A/C lines aside slightly to maneuver the starter out of the vehicle.

To install:
Clean the corrosion and dirt from the cable and wire terminals before fastening the wiring to the solenoid.
  1. Connect the positive battery and alternator output wire to the starter solenoid post.
WARNING It is imperative that the alternator output terminal be connected to the positive battery terminal of the starter solenoid for proper starting and charging system operation.

  1. Connect the push-on wiring until it is fully engaged.
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  6. Carefully lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.

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