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need to replace a 2000 dodge grand caravan starter. it just ...

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need to replace a 2000 dodge grand caravan starter. it just clicks when you try to start it. where is the starter and what do you need to replace it?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  vipertech763 replied 10 years ago.
What size engine do you have?
Expert:  vipertech763 replied 10 years ago.

I am assuming it is either a 3.3 or 3.8 liter:

Here the info per the service manual:



  1. Release hood latch and open hood.
  2. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable Battery Negative Cable
  3. Hoist and support vehicle on safety stands.
  4. Remove nut holding B+ terminal to starter solenoid

  • Disconnect solenoid connector from starter.
  • Remove bolts holding starter to transaxle bellhousing
  • Remove starter from bellhousing

  • Separate starter spacer from transaxle bellhousing.

    1. Place starter spacer in position on transaxle bellhousing, flange toward flywheel.
    2. Place starter in position on bellhousing.
    3. Install bolts to hold starter to transaxle bellhousing.
    4. Connect solenoid connector into starter.
    5. Install nut to hold B+ terminal to starter solenoid.
    6. Lower vehicle.
    7. Connect battery negative cable.
    8. Verify starter operation.