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How to replace the starter on a 1997 caravan se

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The bolts are 15 mm. The bottom one is in a tight space where your rachet and socket will unscrew it, but then the rachet will be trapped by the bolt head, so take out the top one first, then pull the starter away as you loosen the bottom one.

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This should be straight forward. Disconnect battery, jack up van and if the wires on starter are accessible take them off remembering where they go back on(draw a diagram before removing). Remove starter mounting bolts and don't let it hit you when it falls. Reinstall new one by reversing the removal. You can test old one by putting one black jumper cable end on negative battery terminal and the housing of starter. Put one red on the positive terminal of battery and touch the other end to connection post(big one) on starter. It should kick out and spin gear.

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Remove negative on battery starter is on side of motor remove wires(make note of were wires go use colored tye wraps or number masking tape to identify.remove starter mounting bolts install new starter install wires exactly how they came off old starter secure everything make sure its all tight!hook up negative on battery start vehicle!!!!

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SOURCE: Starter on a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

right behind front bumper next to the motor mount

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If you dont have a lift , you will have to crawl under the car and work on your back, there are 2 bolts that hold the starter to the transmission housing and then there are electrical connections for the starter, you should disconnect the battery before you do any work.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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That tick, tick sound is probably the starter solenoid trying to activate the starter.

Here's a couple of things you can try. Take a hammer and tap the starter motor (not real hard, just medium) and then try to start it.

The 2nd thing you can do it to take a piece of wire, like lamp cord and(with someone helping) touch one end to the small terminal on the starter. (There is a large battery size wire connected to a large terminal on the starter, this is not the one you use) use the small terminal. Have your helper touch the other end to the positive terminal of the battery.

If the engine cranks. the solenoid is probably bad. If it doesnt crank the starter is bad.

The final thing to do is to remove the starter (after you disconnect the ground lead of the battery) and take it to an Auto Zone type store and have them check it out for you. BTW, starter and solenoid are sold as a unit. I just replace mine on my 94 F159 and is cost $100 exchange. If you need a replacement get a rebuilt rathert than a new. Just as good and cheaper.

Hope this helps Good Luck Loringh PS Please leave a rating if Appropriate. Thanks

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