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Mini van wont start

I went out to start my van today and i turn the key, it clicks... won't start.. any ideas or suggestions. Oh by the way.. battery is not dead... all other lights light up, radio turns on etc. engine clicks.

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  • kenh747 Nov 29, 2008

    I had the same problem with my 05 T&C Thanksgiving morning, with everything lighting up but just clicks from the starter. Jumped it today with the other car and started just fine, which leads me to believe the battery is going (not enough stored amps to engage the starter). I'm going to have the battery tested in the morning.

  • tate66 Nov 30, 2008

    Yesterday, I had the same problem. Jumped the battery and it started. Drove for 6 hours without incident. Started normally for the next 4 starts and last night it happened again. Jumped it again and started. Any thoughts?

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It was the battery and I did check all fuses prior to installing the new battery.

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It does sound like the battery. other items will work on a low battery but as kenh said there isn't enough amps to power the starter... it needs alot to turn over the motor. before you replace the battery you should test that the alternator is working properly. there is a simple test for it but i'm told as a safety issue that it's best left to a mechanic.

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Sounds like starter selanoid, but first make sure battery connections are clean and tight, if sure they are then turn on headlights and try to start if still clicks and lights dim its starter.

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