Engine will not crank, cannot get security alarm to reset
While jumping the lawn mower the positive clamp shorted to the body. The alarm went off and would not re-set. Suspected the remote battery to be dead and changed battery. Got the car to start once. Put seat and dash cover back in, car will not crank now. Have dash lights, can hear electric fuel pump running, but will not crank. Thank you for any suggestions.
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There are two types of alarm that was put in for Dodge and Chrysler depending what type you have I will give you the easy defeat.But first The BCM (Body control moduel) goes crazy why dont you try this method first. Roll down the window. Put the key in the ignition .Disconnect the battery negative post and positive and put them together for 2 minutes, then reconnect the positive first then the neagative.Then turn the key to the ACC position but do not crank the engine. leave for two minutes. Then see if that start the vehicle. I
Best guess would be the anti theft security system. If you can jump it at the starter and not the ignition, then id say the security system has the starter locked out. Check out this link for info and options to help you fix this problem yourself. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/
could be the starter or it could be the starter solenoid.
if you want to test --- take your volt meter and measure the positive wire going to the starter while someone inside the car tries to start the car,, you are measuring between the solenoid and the starter --- if you have 12 volts there then your solenoid is good and the starter is bad,, but I think if I remember it right that the solenoid and the starter are sold as a complete unit --- you can also remove that power cable going to the starter and with a pair of jumper cables ( use only the positive clamp ) ,, clamp one side to the + side of the battery and take the other side and touch the positive post on the starter,, if the starter jumps then the starter is good and the solenoid is bad. be careful not to touch the body of the starter while doing this test, ( damage to the starter or battery can happen if you short it out ).
also check you main fuse to make sure that is not blown...
Won't crank? What about relays? Can you safely jump across back of starter with screwdriver? (positive to positive jump) Starter should crank while you do this (don't let screwdriver touch positive and negative) like body of starter . Electrical short can burn you or blind you. Don't attempt if unsure.
If starter will crank by jumping then at least you know what you are looking for.
First of all make sure all your battery connections are Clean and Tight. If they are and all your dash lights come on and its not starting But its cranking over Your anti theft alarm may have gotten activated. You may have to leave your Key in the On position for 20 minutes to reset the alarm. Not cranking just in the on position, Now if its not Cranking and your hearing a clicking sound it may be your starter. I have sometimes tapped on the stater with a deadblow hammer and had someone crank it over Making sure your in park foot on brake and being EXTREMLY Carefull that you are not going to run someone over. If that don't get you going Get back to me we can do some more trouble shooting. Get that thing going for you. Thanks, Bear001