Question about 1995 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

Need to know how to remove the starter for my 1995 dodge neon car

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,081 Answers

Note: On the older starters and some newer ones their main fault was the copper terminal would get worn out on one edge of the solenoid bolt. All you needed to do was remove the bolt that the positive cable attached to and rotate it 180 degrees and go again. Some solenoids you can do this with and others you can't. Also, most of the times it is just the solenoid that is bad. If you find a starter/alternator repair shop locally you can buy just the solenoid pretty reasonable, $10-$30. Some parts stores carry them. Beats $100-$300 for a new starter.
Starter replacement is a pain on the Neons. Plan to spend a good hour doing it if you don't know a lot about cars.
1) Remove battery and battery tray. The upper bolts on the battery tray are easy to get to (2-13 mm). The ones under the battery are trickier (2-13mm). The highest bolt can be loosened from the top and the lower bolt loosened from the bottom. You only have to loosen these bolts 2-3 turns.
2) Remove the cooling fan in front of the battery. (2-10 mm bolts) It may be helpful to remove the other one or at least take the bolts out. Some cars have 1 fan and others have 2. You can get the 2nd fan out without taking the top radiator hose off by taking the radiator brackets off of the top of the radiator and a few wiggles in the right direction.
3) There is 1-15 mm bolt that goes into the starter from the battery side/transmission side. Remove it. With both fans removed you can take a deep socket, 13 mm, and ratchet and remove the Positive cable from the starter. There is barely enough room but if you hold onto the socket you can break it loose. Then use the deep socket in your fingers take the nut off. Be careful not to drop it, especially in grass. There is also a Brown wire that engages the starter. It has a push button release you have to press to pull it off.
4) If you have the right tools you can then remove the last starter bolt from the engine side from the top. A box end 15 mm wrench sometimes works or even better the new ratcheting GearWrench with the flex head works great. If you don't have that you can take a long extension or several extensions and go from underneath the car. A wobble joint works better with the extensions if yo have it and is quicker than a wrench.
5) Slide the starter out and the new one back in. Pay attention that the negative battery cable attaches to the bottom starter bolt. It won't start without it. There is also another accesory wire that goes on the positive cable bolt on the starter. Be sure that is on when you reassemble it.
Everything else is just reverse of what you did to take it apart.
Remove the neg battery cable and then follow the pos cable to find the starter. Remove the wires and mounting bolts and work it out. Call a couple of local parts stores for prices.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 1995 dodge neon need to make an access panel for fuel pump where do I need to cut , have no ability to drop the tank

go to the junkyard and look at a fuel tank for a neon and you'll know. or cut a large hole in trunk floor

Mar 28, 2015 | 1995 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

How do i get to the throttle position sensor on my 1995 dodge neon

Hope this helps.

Apr 07, 2013 | 1995 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

When i went out to start my car it would not start it acted like it was going to turn over but would not the car is a 1995 dodge neon all fluids are ok

check the battery, try jump starting it with another car, if the battery is good, it may need a starter

Jun 20, 2010 | 1995 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

1995 neon starter fuse keeps blowing and there is no short in the wiring

If you've verfied there is no short, the starter solenoid is drawing too much or has a partial short - replace the starter and see if the prob is cured. First make sure you're using the correct fuse.

Jul 04, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

How to remove starter fron 1995 dodge neon 2.0L

if you need any dodge neon info may i suggest

they have all the fixs and upgrades you need

Apr 11, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

How to replace ac condensor on 1995 dodge neon

un hook the lines, remove the radiator, remove the ac lines, remove the condenser supports, then it is out. i would not recommend this to a novice mechanic. you need a vaccume pump to refill the r134a.

Mar 26, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

1995 neon ignition removal

I have it ALL Lock and Switch Removal & install but Must use Email IM AT Screename Same as Here

Mar 22, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Neon

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Dodge Neon Logo

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

79077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides