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2001 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

2001 Plymouth Neon
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
27 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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October 9, 2012, 9:51 am

Brian J

Question: How to remove starter?

I removed 1bolt. Can't see where the 2nd bolt is.

October 9, 2012, 1:25 pm

Tyler O

From the manual:

With A/C

Fig. 6 Remove And Install Battery Cables


Disconnect battery negative cable.
Raise vehicle.
Using a floor jack or jack stand, support the engine and transmission assembly so they will not rotate.

Fig. 12 Front Engine Mount Bolt Removal

Remove the front engine mount through bolt from the insulator and front crossmember mounting bracket.
Lower engine to rotate it forward to allow easy removal of starter motor.
For easier servicing, do not remove the wiring from starter at this time.

Fig. 13 Starter Removal

Remove two bolts attaching starter to transmission housing.
Remove starter/starter solenoid assembly from transmission housing. Position the starter to gain access to the wiring connectors.

Fig. 14 Wire Connection

Remove the battery positive cable nut and remove the battery positive and generator output wire from the starter.
Disconnect push-on solenoid connector.
Position the starter vertically such that the pinion end faces downward.
Remove the starter through the bottom of the vehicle. Move a side A/C plumbing as necessary.


Clean corrosion/dirt from the cable and wire terminals before installing wiring to the solenoid.
Connect the battery positive and generator output wire to the starter solenoid post.

CAUTION: It is critical that the generator output terminal be connected to the battery positive terminal of the starter solenoid, for proper operation of the charging and cranking systems.

Connect the push-on solenoid connector.
Set starter face into transmission housing. Support starter in pilot and start the top bolt.
Attach ground cable to lower mounting bolt and start bolt.
Tighten both mounting bolts to 30 Nm (40 ft lb) torque and assuring proper starter alignment.
Using a floor jack or jack stand, raise the engine and transmission assembly to the original position.
Install the front engine mount through bolt through the insulator and front crossmember mounting bracket.
Tighten bolt to 54 Nm (40 ft lb) torque.
Lower vehicle and connect battery cables.

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