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2002 dodge dakota won't start

Battery was dead. changed battery. still nothing. I can hear the starter solenoid click when I try to start. I believe it is the alternator, but not sure.

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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.

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