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Replacing starter 88 d 50 dodge truck

I need to replace my starter on my 88 d 50 truck. I was taking it to my mechanic but the starter will not crank! I have the part and I cannot afford a tow. What is the easiest way to approch removing the old starter? I have a Chiltons book for my year, but it does not given any details on removal. I really think I can do this myself. I have the tools I just do not have anyway of lifting my truck. I have some ramps and I could probably get the truck up on the ramps, otherwise I will have to approach from the top. Any help will be grateful.

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Pick up a set of 2 ton jack stands from your local discount store they will cost around $15.00. Use your trucks jack to lift it enough, one side at a time, to get the truck up so that you can safely position the jack stands under it. The pivot arm just inside either front tire usually has a good piece of steel where the truck can rest on the jack stand. Once the truck is up the starter is usually held on by not more than 3 bolts but on this truck I'd guess there will be only two. They will be on the bell housing end of the starter. Other than being real careful while lifting an placing the truck on the jack stands the only other potentially tricky thing is making sure you don't get the electrical wires confused and inadvertently install them on the wrong post of the starter. If you have a couple different colored wire ties, you can attach them to the wires and note which terminal they went on.

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Got lto do this from bottom. Remove positive cable from battery. Unbolt starter from engine> (sometimes useful to use extension with swivel on top bolt) If starter has one hole threaded on mount flange look for that bolt to be coming from the rear through bellhousing. Remove harness from starter. Reverse to install. be sure that starter is inserted properly so nose fits into reciever hole and flange lies flat against bellhousing.

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