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Where is starter located and how to remove it , for a dodge caravan 1998,3.3l

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  • acemanrose Nov 18, 2009

    i must have made a mistake in model it is a dodge caravan se se may make a differance because i can't find or see maybe hidden bolts also there is a support brace or bracket from front frame that make one boult in enasscessable those pictures were helpful except a miss bolt. please check for me again thank you mr anderson

  • acemanrose Nov 25, 2009

    is there any other screw,bolt,or clamp on top hiddenback ,side. because the middle bolt is a set pinof sometype when i looked at one at the auto zone i remove the other to bolts and can not put it straight out (can i try to pop it out through that pin hole)?

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Starter - Removal & installing

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  3. Disengage the solenoid wiring connector from the terminal. This connection may be held in place by a retaining nut, or it could be a push-in connector.
  4. Remove the B+ nut and wire from the starter motor terminal.
  5. Remove the starter motor-to-transaxle bellhousing mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the starter from the vehicle. If equipped, remove the starter motor spacer.
To install:
  1. If equipped, hold the starter motor spacer in position.
  2. Install the starter motor into position on the vehicle.
  3. Install the starter motor-to-transaxle bellhousing mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  4. Engage the solenoid wiring connector onto the starter terminal.
  5. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Verify starter motor operation.
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Disengage the solenoid wiring connector, then the battery positive (B+) nut and wire from the starter motor

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Remove the starter motor from the vehicle


The starter relay is located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) in the engine compartment. Refer to the underside of the PDC cover for starter relay location.

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

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited Nov 18, 2009

    The pics sometimes are totaly generics; other details for remove the starter, is located right below dipstick, you will need a 14mm or
    15mm box wrench.
    Two bolts are on the left side of the starter
    horizontally.
    One bolt attachs the battery cable and a clip hols the
    solenoid.
    Remove and kragen can test the starter. replace and reconnect, half inch or 12mm socket needed to disconnect the positive cable on the starter.
    15mm shallow socket needed for the upper bolt on the starter, a wrench,
    preferably a 15mm socket wrench for the lower bolt on the starter.


    There is a metal gasket on the starter, don't lose or damage it when
    you remove the old starter, you will need it for the new one, easier to
    insert it first before inserting the starter as opposed to trying to
    insert the gasket while it is on the new starter.

    Good luck.


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