Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Precautions

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Always disconnect the negative battery cable before servicing the starter. Battery voltage is always present at the large (B) terminal on the solenoid. When removing the starter motor, be prepared to support its weight after the last bolt is removed, because the starter motor is a very heavy component.

Never operate the starter for more than 30 seconds at a time. Too much cranking will cause the starter motor to overheat, causing permanent damage. Allow the starter to cool for at least two minutes between starting attempts.


CAUTION
Starters are removed from beneath the vehicle. This means the vehicle will have to be raised a sufficient distance for the work to be performed, and safely supported during the procedure. Block all wheels and use suitable jackstands to support the vehicle. Remember-you will be working underneath of it for a considerable length of time.

On most vehicles, the starter wiring will be disconnected after the unit is unbolted from the engine. Be prepared to support the starter as this is done. Do NOT allow the starter to hang by the wiring harness.

Always disconnect the negative battery cable before servicing the starter. Battery voltage is always present at the large ( B ) terminal on the solenoid. When removing the starter motor, be prepared to support its weight after the last bolt is removed, because the starter motor is a very heavy component.

NEVER operate the starter for more than 30 seconds at a time. Too much cranking will cause the starter motor to overheat, causing permanent damage. Allow the starter to cool for at least two minutes between starting attempts.

 
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