How to Remove the Starter in a Chrysler 300Mby Russell Wood
The starter motor in a Chrysler 300M physically turns the engine over when it is cold, which jump starts the combustion process and gets the engine started. When the starter motor goes out, the engine will not turn over and the car becomes an immobile object. To determine whether the starter is the problem or if it is something else, remove the starter and take it to an auto parts store to get it tested.
Open the hood and locate the battery. Use an open-end wrench to remove the negative terminals from the battery. Next, remove the positive terminals. Use a jack to lift the front of the 300M and lower it down onto the jack stands.
Crawl underneath the car and locate the starter, which is connected to the engine and transaxle. Remove the heat shield around the starter using a 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Unbolt the electrical connections using an open-end wrench.
Use a 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets to unbolt the three bolts holding the starter to the engine. Twist the starter towards the engine itself, then grasp the engine mount with both hands and pull it out.
Things You'll Need
- Jack stands
- Open-end wrench set
- 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and socket set
Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.