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How to change the starter on an 87 dodge diplomat

Have an 87 diplomat, starter wouldnt catch. battery is good, so i got a starter from autozone. not really sure how to change them out...

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Disconnect the battery negative terminal. Remove the one large and one small wires from the starter. Starter is secured to transmission with one bolt and one nut/lockwasher. I think they are 9/16" fasteners.

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