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-disconnect neg batt cable from battery
-disconnect wiring from starter motor solenoid
-remove mounting bolts with socket wrench and proper size socket (metric)

-mount new starter and re-attatch mounting bolts
-re-attatch wiring to starter solenoid
-reconnect neg batt cable to battery

-it is helpful to label the wiring connected to the starter solenoid before you remove them which can be done with tape wrapped around each wire and marked with a pen. this will help ensure wires are connected to the right terminal when you install new starter. also when you have detatched the starter, compare it to your new one to see if wiring configuration is the same. if it is different, it maybe to your advantage to call the auto parts store/salvage yard where you purchased the new/reman. starter and verify with the parts person that the starter they sold you is the right one for your truck. more than once the part i bought was the wrong one because the parts person entered wrong information into their computer. you can eliminate this hassle by telling them as much info about your truck as possible.

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SOURCE: 1997 dodge ram 1500 v6,i have a misfire,ive changed plugs,wires,distributor cap,rotor cap,fuel pump,rollover valve,coil,still has a miss

you can try changing the ignition coil, I own a 97 Dodge 1500 and mine did the same and thats what i had to do.

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SOURCE: where is the starter on a 1997 dodge ram 1500 van

Under your van, mounted to the transmission bellhousing....please look at the photo.


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 just tare the axels down and pull the brake callipers and brake disks, to get to the ball joints. un bolt the nuts and take the peice holding the ball joints in and  then press out . But you need a ball joint press if you wanna do it on your own

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SOURCE: How to change a starter on a 1996 dodge ram 1500

Gasoline Engines Fig. 1: Disconnect the wires attached to the starter solenoid to facilitate removal 88472p07.jpg

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Fig. 2: Unbolt the starter from the vehicle 88472p08.jpg

  2. Remove the cable from the starter. Fig. 3: Once detached, remove the starter from the vehicle 88472p09.jpg
    Fig. 4: Exploded view of the starter mounting — 2.5L engine 88472365.gif

  3. Disconnect the solenoid leads at their solenoid terminals. If necessary, tag then to avoid confusion when re-installing. Fig. 5: Attach the starter wire connector to the terminals as shown — V6 and V8 engines 88472366.gif
    Fig. 6: To remove the starter, unbolt the mounting hardware shown — V6 and V8 engines 88472367.gif
    NOTE: On 4WD Dakota models with the V6 engine, the starter is removed from above. On these models you will have to disconnect the steering gear and position the shaft out of the way to gain working clearance.
  4. Remove the starter attachment bolts and withdraw the starter from the engine flywheel housing. On some models with automatic transmissions, the oil cooler tube bracket will interfere with the starter removal. In this case, remove the starter attachment bolts, slide the cooler tube bracket off the stud, and then withdraw the starter. Fig. 7: When detached, pull the starter away from the engine and remove it from the vehicle — 2WD Dakota model shown 88472368.gif

  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Secure the starter in place using the bolts and washers removed. Tighten the bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm). Fig. 8: Install the starter motor on the 4WD Dakota from above as shown 88472369.gif
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the truck and support it safely on jackstands.
  3. Disconnect and label the wires at the starter motor.
  4. Remove the attaching bolt, nut and washer, then lift the starter and solenoid assembly from the engine.
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Secure the starter bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  6. Tighten the solenoid connection to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm). Tighten the battery cable at the starter motor to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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