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How to replace a starter in a 1999 plymouth neon

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION This starter motor removal procedure is time consuming. An alternate method of removing the starter would be to remove the engine fan(s) and radiator, then remove the starter motor from the top of the engine.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. If equipped with A/C, perform the following:
    1. Use a floor or jack stand to securely support the engine and transaxle assembly so they will not rotate.
    2. Remove the front engine mount bolt from the insulator and front crossmember mounting bracket.
    3. Carefully lower the front of the engine, rotating the engine forward allowing more space for easier access to the starter.
For easier removal, do not remove the wiring from the starter at this time.
  1. Remove the 2 starter motor-to-transmission housing mounting bolts.
  2. Remove the starter and solenoid assembly from the transmission housing. Position the starter accordingly for access to the wiring.
  3. Remove the positive battery cable nut and remove the positive battery and alternator output wire from the starter. The wiring is shown in the accompanying figure.
  1. Detach the push-on solenoid connector. Pull back on the slide and push down on the rear tab to release the lock.
  2. Position the starter vertically so the pinion end faces downward, then remove the starter motor through the bottom of the vehicle. It may be necessary to move the A/C lines aside slightly to maneuver the starter out of the vehicle.
To install:
Clean the corrosion and dirt from the cable and wire terminals before fastening the wiring to the solenoid.
  1. Connect the positive battery and alternator output wire to the starter solenoid post.
WARNING It is imperative that the alternator output terminal be connected to the positive battery terminal of the starter solenoid for proper starting and charging system operation.
  1. Connect the push-on wiring until it is fully engaged.
  2. Position the starter face into the transmission housing. Support the starter in the pilot and start the top bolt.
  3. Attach the ground cable to the lower mounting bolt and start the bolt.
  4. Make sure the starter is aligned properly before tightening the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  5. If equipped with A/C, perform the following:
    1. Using a floor jack to carefully raise the engine and transaxle assembly to its original position.
    2. Install the front engine mount bolt through the insulator and front crossmember mounting bracket. Tighten the bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

  6. Carefully lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.

Hope helps (remember rated this).

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SOURCE: installing a starter on a 1999 Plymouth

jack up the front of the van support it on jack stands blck the rear wheels it's better to do it on level ground:) disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the two starter bolts holdind the starter up be carefull when removing the starter as it can be a little heavy when dropping it down also make a note if there are any shims in between the starter and engine to replace them whren putting it back together. also make sure you note the wiring connections so the can be replaced in the same order they are removed. it's basically like a puzzle:) the starter is located right next to the transaxle good luck:)

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SOURCE: 2001 Plymouth neon needs tensioner assembly

the best solution is goto auto parts store and get a chilton's manual which covers all basic repairs model specific with step by step instructions and diagrams costs about $25 and get tensioner while there too. this will help you maintain and repair car with easier confidence

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SOURCE: R&R Starter 1999 Plymouth Voyager w/3.3 V6

The likely problem is the contacts in the solenoid on the side of the starter. Does the solenoid click when trying to start the car? Disconnect one battery cable before doing anything with it. I fixed mine by removing the end of the solenoid case and building up the badly eroded input terminal bolt head with silver solder--worked great. You have to work under the car to get to these parts--use jack stands for safety.

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SOURCE: 2000 plymouth neon wont turn over it just clicks

Try replacing the hot cable from the battery to the starter, replace the clamp, cable and all. Sometimes they corrode down inside.

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SOURCE: 1999 plymouth neon fuses

Start by checking for a wire shorting to ground if that checks good you will need to go thru the circuit and check the amp draw at each component, fuel pump,ignition coil,ect. until you find the bad part

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