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Starter I own a 98 Dodge Durango and it needs a starter.I am finding it impossible to remove the old on.I have already dropped the crossmember and the skidplate and still can`t access it.Any pointers to removing the old one?

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Here is AutoZone's online guide for your starter. If it's a matter of finding the bolts, this should help. It says there are only two unless you have a diesel. I haven't worked on a Durango myself, but have worked on other models that are just as frustrating. Good luck!

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My dodge durango won't start. We first took out the old starter then put the new one in but the starter broke because we tightened it to much I think. Because when I started the car it broke. So I

Hello and welcome to fixya... Dilyn,

Nature sides with the hidden flaw...
More likely your REPLACEMENT starter was
already fractured (they are pretty stout/strong)...
((TAKE it BACK)).

If the VEHICLE has been sitting (is seized) ... PROPER
treatment would be to put a shot of PENETRATING OIL
into each cylinder... and allow to sit...
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(repeat as necessary: CONSULT on that)...
Only move by hand...!!

Assuming this is an OTHERWISE untroubled
vehicle (regularly used):

FIRST thing I would look for... is the real reason
the engine is not moving...

LIKE... mark all your wires... (cylinder number)
and remove the spark plugs... MOVE the engine
by hand. If so... RESTORE THE STARTER...
(no reason to OVER-TIGHTEN (excessive torque)).

WHILE you are THERE...

Check the oil & water for cross contamination...
If everything comes up roses... Put it all back together

Give it another try... Hope this helps.

Carnac the Magnificent

Nov 26, 2017 | 2000 Dodge Durango

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How do you pull the starter from a 99 dodge durango?

Disconnect battery.
Find positive battery wire and follow it to lower side of engine to the starter.
Disconnect battery wire from starter.
Loosen & remove the (usually 2) retaining bolts holding starter to engine.
Remove starter with a back and down action.

To replace just do the opposite.

Hope this helps...

Jul 23, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Durango

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How do you remove a starter from a 95 gmc jimmy

Disconnect the battery first . look on pasenger side of motor close to transmission . you should see it next to the oil pan. on top is a part that looks like a mini starter thats the bendix with a big battery cable and small wires . lable and remove the wires . Should be two bolts 15mm or 9/16 , remove these but be carefull as when the last one is removed the starter will fall . on some models there may also be a small support brace that will be needed to be removed . Check the new starter with the old in shape and size . Also check the teeth count on the starter . It's always wise to change the bendix and the starter as a unit . reassyemblly is backwards of pulling the starter . Hope this helps you.

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I am trying to find out what size freeze plugs do i need for a 98 dodge durango with 5.2 engine

Best way to determine that is to remove the leaking one and bring it with you to the parts store and match it up. If the one you need to replace is in an impossible location, there are rubber replacement plugs available that don't need to be driven in. If it's easily accessible, I always use brass marine replacements as they NEVER rust. To remove the old plug, put a wide blade screwdriver inside one edge and hit it with a hammer. The plug will turn sideways and you can then pull it out with pliers.

May 29, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Durango

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Do i have to remove the transmission in 02 dodge to remove oil pan

No you dont but you will have to lift the engine high enough to clear the crossmember

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1999 dodge durango wont start

may work may not...on older cars when the starter went bad and the car wouldn't start you could tap the starter with a long screwdriver or hammer lightly and the solenoid would engage and start the car but you need to get it home or to shop cause it wouldn't work again..if you try this and the starter engages then the starter needs to be replaced if you haven't already tried..if the lights are flashing when you try to start the vehicle then o would say its prob a malfunctioning alarm system..try to diengage it by pulling fuse for alarm..don't know if you can though..check the starter...good luck

Apr 12, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Durango

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Need to know how to remove starter from 1991 dodge caravan


Starter motor mounting-2.2L and 2.5L engines

- Working from under the vehicle, disconnect the starter motor heat shield clamp


View of the starter motor with the heat shield removed while looking over the crossmember

Removing the starter motor mounting stud nut where the air pump tube bracket is also attached

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle. The starter can be removed by reaching over the crossmember.
  3. Remove the heat shield and its clamps, if so equipped.
  4. On the 2.2L and 2.5L engines, loosen the air pump tube at the exhaust manifold and move the tube bracket away from the starter.
  5. Remove the electrical connections from the starter.
  6. Remove the bolts attaching the starter to the flywheel housing and the rear bracket to the engine or transaxle.
  7. Remove the starter from the engine.

To install:
  1. Position the replacement starter against the mounting surface.
  2. Install the mounting bolts.
  3. Connect the starter wiring.
  4. On 2.2L and 2.5L engines, position the air pump tube toward the starter, then connect the tube bracket to the exhaust manifold.
  5. Install the heat shield and clamp.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Nov 03, 2009 | 1991 Dodge Caravan

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How hard is it to replace a starter for a 3.2 engine dodge intrepid

Make sure the engine is cool.
> If you need to work on the starter from beneath, roll the vehicle onto ramps or jack up the front end and lower it onto jackstands. Observe all recommended safety precautions and make doubly sure the rear wheels are blocked.
> Check that the ignition key is in the OFF position.
> Loosen the negative battery-cable bolt and remove the cable from the terminal with a terminal puller.
> Detach the battery/starter cable from the solenoid or starter.
> If working with a starter-mounted solenoid, remove any additional wires, noting their respective positions.
> Usually two or three bolts attach the starter horizontally through the mounting flange. General Motors vehicles use vertical bolts, and you may find shims between the starter block and the engine. If this is the case, don't lose them (or it)�you'll need it (or them) to mount the new starter.
> If there is a support bracket on the front of the starter, remove it.
> Drop the starter out of the car. This can be a chore. You might have to turn the wheels, or, on some Fords, disconnect an idler arm. Oil pressure sending units, transmission oil cooler lines or brackets, the ground strap, the exhaust pipe, a crossmember, or the housing cover for the flywheel may have to be loosened or removed to provide adequate clearance.
> Mount the new starter, reversing the procedure used to remove the old one. You GM do-it-yourselfers have no doubt reinstalled the original shim(s), and have done a fine job of doing so, but if there is any extra engine noise or starter whine when you crank it up, shim adjustment may be called for. A starter noise when you crank the engine means you need to either remove one full-length shim or add one short shim to the outboard pad. A high-pitched whine after the engine is running calls for adding full-length shims one at a time (but no more than four) until the whine disappears.
> Re-hook the battery/starter cable, along with the additional wires that may be present in starter-mounted solenoid situations.

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STARTER - 1993 cutlass ciera

According to Chilton's, and assuming you have the 3300 V-6, it won't be fun. The first instruction is to drain the air conditioning system, and remove the front manifold. The starter is between the engine and the radiator. The deal breaker for me is the A/C draining/refill. If anyone knows of a way to avoid the A/C drain, let me know. Otherwise, I may just preemptively replace mine before my buddy runs low on R-12.

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