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Re: 2002 dodge dakota won't start
If the battery is charged and the starter solenoid clicks then the problem is the the starter solenoid contacts are worn out and not making a good connection, they can be replaced, here is a link to a company that sells them, they are very cheap. http://www.iowamotorparts.com/index.htm
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Yes it could be your starter the fact that you hear the click tells you that the starter solenoid is in fact working. Do check your connections for looseness or corrosion prior to starter replacement and fix as needed. Possibly has a dead spot on the starter that won't allow starter motor to turn even though the solenoid engages.
the sound you hear is the starter solenoid engaging the Bendix into the flywheel, when the solenoid engages there are hi current contacts that make between the battery and the starter motor, over time these contacts burn due to spark when engaging, at the very least the battery terminal is corroded and cannot supply the current to the starter to activate, if the connections at the battery are sound, then the solenoid must be replaced, the starter is located underneath, and to one side or the other of the bell housing, follow the cable from the positive side of the battery down to the starter, you cant miss it, the solenoid is located on the top side of the starter and can be removed by removing 2 bolts on ether side of the solenoid, good luck