Where is the starter located

Tiny
WOLFSBANE
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  • 2000 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 125,000 MILES
I can't seem to find the starter in a 2000 dodge grand caravan sport and how do I know if I need to get a whole new starter or just a solenoid our van will not start on the first try and one the second it will start and we know it's not the battery it is brand new and we also had the alternator checked and it was fine as well.
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 4:28 AM

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Tiny
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Replace the whole starter. It is in the front of the van at the bottom of the motor. It is by the oil filter area. It is held by 2 bolts. There are 2 wires on the solenoid. Make sure you take off a battery cable before starting the job.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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So it would be my best bet to put in a whole new starter than to just put on a new solenoid
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 10:23 AM
Tiny
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Yep as in 99% of the time, the solenoid is not the issue. Replace the whole starter.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 12:21 PM

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