Starter replacement

Tiny
JRH007
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  • DODGE RAM
What size or type wrench is needed to remove the three bolts on a 2500 diesel pick up starter?
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Friday, August 31st, 2007 AT 2:33 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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The bolt size is 13mm. Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job and diagrams to show you what it will be like for your truck:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

INSTALLATION
1. If equipped, position aluminum spacer to rear of starter.
2. Position starter motor to engine.
3. Support starter and loosely install three mounting bolts.
4. Tighten 3 bolts to 43.4 Nm (32 ft. lbs.).
5. Position wiring eyelets to starter studs and install nuts. Tighten small nut to 6.2 Nm (55 in. lbs.). Tighten large nut to 13.6 Nm (120 in. lbs.).
6. Install protective rubber boot over stud.
7. Lower vehicle.
8. Connect battery cables to both batt

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2007 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
TAUMAN10@MSN.COM
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  • 1998 DODGE RAM
V8 four wheel drive automatic.

How do I get the to the top starter nut to get it off? Frame, exhaust, transmission housing, and fuel rails in the way. Cannot get a socket or combination wrench in to loosen it.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 4:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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A long extension through the inner fender. Make sure the battery is disconnected.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 4:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EQUILLEN
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  • 1996 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 119,000 MILES
Replace starter in a 2500.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 4:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Disconnect battery ground cable(s), then remove wiring connector from starter.
Remove starter mounting bolts, then the starter.
Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
Torque B+ terminal nut to 6-9 ft-lbs and solenoid terminal nut to 45-65 in-lbs.
Torque starter mounting bolts to 50 ft-lbs.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 AT 4:16 PM (Merged)

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