Neon, 2000 - 2005

Removal & Installation

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2.0L Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Inlet hose from the intake manifold and reposition the air cleaner box, on high output engines only
     
    Starter electrical connectors
     
    Starter-to-engine bolts
     
    Starter

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    Fig. Starter mounting-2002 Neon shown, others similar

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter and torque bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Starter electrical connectors
     
    Intake manifold inlet hose on high output engines
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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2.4L Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Throttle body
     
    Upper mounting bolt and ground wire
     
    Positive battery cable from the starter
     
    Solenoid connector from the starter
     
    Middle starter mounting bolt
     
    Upper bolt for the intake manifold support (loosen only) and swing the bracket out of the way
     
    Starter lower mounting bolt and starter

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    Fig. Starter mounting and connector location-2.4L engine

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Starter and lower mounting bolt
     
    Loosen the upper bolt for the intake manifold support bracket and swing bracket back into place
     
    Middle starter mounting bolt
     
    Tighten the intake manifold support bracket bolt
     
    Tighten the starter mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Solenoid connector to the starter
     
    Positive battery cable to starter. Torque the captive nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Upper mounting bolt and ground wire, then tighten the starter mounting boltto 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Throttle body
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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