How to Remove a Chrysler Concorde Starterby Kyle Sanstrom
The starter on a Chrysler Concorde is located next to the transmission, underneath the front of the vehicle. When the key is turned to the "ON" position, the starter receives power from the engine's battery and cranks the engine. As time passes, the internal wiring inside the starter wears out, causing intermittent and unreliable performance. Replacement starters are available from auto parts stores and Chrysler dealerships.
Place the Concorde's gear selector in the "P" position. Turn off the engine and set the parking brake. Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery terminal, using the battery terminal wrench.
Raise the front of the vehicle, using the automotive jack and support it with jack stands. Chock the rear wheels.
Crawl underneath the front of the vehicle and locate the starter. Remove the nut holding the positive battery cable to the starter, using a 1/4-inch ratchet and a metric socket. Remove the nut holding the ground and control wires to the starter, using a box-end wrench. Remove the positive battery terminal wire, ground wire and control wire from the starter.
Remove the two bolts holding the starter to the engine block, using a 3/8-inch ratchet and a metric socket. Remove the starter from the engine.
- "Haynes Repair Manual: Chrysler Concorde: 1998 thru 2003"; Eric Godfrey and John Haynes; 2003
Things You'll Need
- Automotive jack
- Jack stands
- Wheel chocks
- Battery terminal wrench
- 1/4-inch ratchet
- 1/4-inch metric socket set
- Metric box-end wrench set
- 3/8-inch ratchet
- 3/8-inch metric socket set
Kyle Sanstrom has been writing professionally since 2008. His articles have been published on several websites including eHow and Automobile Insight. Sanstrom has undergone advanced automotive training at the Dunwoody College of Technology, holds an Associate of Arts in general studies from Century College and has more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of automotive repair and diagnosis.