Starter Removal on the
AWD Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth

by Jeff Lucius


These instructions describe how to remove the starter on the turbocharged version of the DOHC 6G72 V6 found in the Dodge Stealth and Mitsubishi 3000GT. Read all of the instructions and look at the pictures before you begin. You will need to raise and support the front of the car. I have some instructions for doing this at this link 2-raisecar.htm. The tools required are a socket wrench with 10-mm, 14-mm, and 19-mm sockets and some extensions. You may want to use new gaskets for the downpipe (two of MB687002). You may want to keep common parts together in labelled containers or bags.


1. Battery. Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Be sure you have the security codes for any device that might need them (like some stereos).

2. Raise car. Get the front of the car securely off the ground so that you can safely work under the car.

Car on jack stands

3. Downpipe. Remove the two 19-mm nuts that attach the front pre-cat to the front exhaust fittings and the two 19-mm nuts that attached the downpipe to the rear exhaust fitting. Air tools could be useful if these nuts are stubborn. You will have to partially remove the plastic cover that blocks access to the front two bolts. Let the downpipe rest on the floor. You may have to remove the brace that goes under the main catalytic converter.

4. Starter. Remove the two 10-mm bolts that attach the protective plate over the starter. Slide the cover out and off. Disconnect the electrical wires to the magnetic switch. Press the release on the connector to remove the smaller wire. Remove the two 12-mm nuts that hold the larger wires on. Remove the two 14-mm bolts that hold the starter on. Note the engine ground wires that attach to these. Set the starter aside.

Starter with cover plate on

Starter 1

Starter 2


Installation is just basically the reverse of the removal steps above. Inspect gaskets where the downpipe and front pre-cat attach to the exhaust fittings and replace them if necessary.

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