Starter removal and location please?

Tiny
OBET EKIM
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  • 2005 DODGE STRATUS
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I am trying to take the starter out but cannot locate the other bolt to get the starter out.
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 AT 6:07 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job and diagrams below to show you how it is done on your car I included both engine to be safe.

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

Check out the diagrams (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
DPORTER31
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My 2005 dodge stratus r/t (3.0) won't start. Battery is charged connections are good. How can I test the starter and/or solenoid?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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The easiest way is to remove the starter relay and use a fused jumper across terminals # 10 and # 11. Relay is in Power Distribution Center.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CAROLMONCIVAIZ
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Replaced battery but car still doesnt want to start. Also keeps blowing fuse that keeps it from starting. Move wires around that helps sometimes to srart. Maybe next step is stater. But where is it located?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Hold on. The starter for a blowing fuse?

"Doesn't start" can mean a lot of different things. I assume from a blowing fuse that you mean the starter cranks the engine fast enough to start, but the engine doesn't start or run. If that is not correct, tell me the exact symptoms including any sounds you hear.

You need to figure out exactly which fuse is blowing. Taking a random guess is useless because I won't have any idea what's on that circuit or what the likely causes are.

A simple trick to finding a short is to replace the blown fuse with a pair of spade terminals, then use small jumper wires to connect them to a 12 volt light bulb. A brake light bulb works well. When the circuit is live and the short is present, the bulb will be full brightness and hot so be sure it's not laying on the carpet or against a plastic door panel. Now you can unplug electrical connectors and move things around to see what makes the short go away. When it does, the bulb will get dim or go out.

There are some circuits that only turn on for one second after turning on the ignition switch. If you find the test light turns on for one second, then goes back off, we'll have to find the automatic shutdown relay and bypass that.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
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CAROLMONCIVAIZ
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I turn key n car doesnt do anything at all. Was told could be starter seloniod. But would like a pro opinion. I will get back to you as to which fuse it keeps blowing
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
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CARADIODOC
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Dandy. First, measure the battery voltage with an inexpensive digital voltmeter. It it's good and fully-charged, it will read 12.6 volts. If it's around 12.2 volts, it's good but discharged. Charge it at a slow rate for an hour, then try again. If it's near 11 volts, it has a shorted cell and must be replaced.

Watch what happens to the brightness of the head lights or interior lights. Do they stay bright, dim just a little, dim a lot, or go out completely when you try to crank the engine?

Do you have an automatic or manual transmission? If it's an automatic, try cranking the engine when it's shifted into neutral.

Listen if there's a very faint, light click under the hood when you turn the ignition switch to "crank", or if there's a single, rather loud clunk each time.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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How to replace starter
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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Release hood latch and open hood.
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the air cleaner box.
Remove the lower bolt.
Remove the upper bolt and ground wire

Starter Removal - 4 Cylinder

Remove starter.
Disconnect solenoid wire connector from terminal
Remove nut holding B+ wire to terminal.
Disconnect solenoid and B+ wires from starter terminals.

INSTALLATION

Connect solenoid and B+ wires to starter terminals.
Install nut holding B+wire to terminal.
Connect solenoid wire connector to terminal
Install starter.
Install the upper bolt.
Install the lower bolt.
Install the air cleaner box.
Connect the battery negative cable.

Since you provided no motor size, I assumed it was a 4 cylinder

Roy
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
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SNEAKYPETE69
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2004 Dodge Stratus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

how long to change the starter motor? I think the shop is charging me too much
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
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https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_s1_60.jpg




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Note:Part and labor varies within location.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:38 PM (Merged)
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MOMMY3ACM
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Can you give me an estimate on how much it would be to replace my starter(with labor)?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:39 PM (Merged)
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BILLYMAC
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Hi mommy
This will cost around one hundred and fifty dollars. Of course you want to get estamates from your local repair shops and take the cheapest, because you don, t have to be a starter to do this any mechanic can do it. Hope this helps. Ty for writeing billymac
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WHITEPOWER
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How do you remove the starter?

Thank you.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:39 PM (Merged)
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DANNY L
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Hello, I am Danny.

I am sending you a link for reference. Starter is located at the left rear of your vehicle. Be sure to disconnect the negative battery cable before removing to prevent damage/shock/fire!
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:39 PM (Merged)
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MELVIN88
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Where is the starter located? I have an issue with it.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:39 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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It is under the car near the transmission by the firewall. Here is a diagram (below) and a guide to help you get the problem fixed.

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

Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the air cleaner box.
Remove the lower bolt.
Remove the upper bolt and ground wire.

Fig.5 Starter Removal

Remove starter
Disconnect solenoid wire connector from terminal
Remove nut holding B+ wire to terminal.
Disconnect solenoid and B+ wires from starter terminals.

INSTALLATION

Connect solenoid and B+ wires to starter terminals.
Install nut holding B+ wire to terminal.
Connect solenoid wire connector to terminal
Install starter (Fig. 5).
Install the upper bolt.
Install the lower bolt.
Install the air cleaner box.
Connect the battery negative cable

Please let me know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Best, Ken
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:39 PM (Merged)
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COREYT78
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Starter makes noise as if its turning but wont start motor. Is it possible for starter to not have enough power to turn flywheel. I replaced the crank position sensor and it started once, but hasnt started since
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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When you hear the starter working, is the serp belt turning? Have you checked to see if there is spark to the engine (since you replaced the crank sensor?)
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 1:40 PM (Merged)
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COREYT78
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The serp belt is not turning, I havent checked to see if its firing
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