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How to test STARTER SOLENOID on a caravan

First try I get a click. Nest try it starts

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Caravan wont start

sounds like engine is hydrolocked (cylinders full of water)
not good

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 Dodge Caravan, Starting Problem

This is a starter issue.

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the other solution is the alternator.. or the spark plugs arnt firing

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SOURCE: 95 Caravan won't start. only a single click. I

Turn the crank pulley make sure the engine is not siezed

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SOURCE: 1994 Caravan: where is the starter solenoid located on a 1994 do...

The starter solenoid motor assembly is located on the lower part of engine next to the transmission bellhousing. Hope this will help you.

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There are contact points in the starter solenoid that give power to the starter motor. You are hearing the solenoid click as the startergear is shifted into the flywheel but then no power is making it to the starter motor.

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2001 dodge caravan clicks when trying to start

The clicking sound is coming from your starter solenoid. Which could mean your solenoid or starter or both are bad. But don't rush out and buy replacements until you have troubleshot the problem a little. First, try a jump start. If that works and the car starts, then either your battery is not putting out enough amperage to turn your engine over, which could mean your battery cables are corroded and not making good connection or your alternator is not charging your battery when the car is running. If it started, suggest you take it to an auto parts store and have them test your battery and alternator.

Now if it doesn't start when jump starting, you still need to do some more troubleshooting. Yes, it could be the solenoid and or the starter, but it could also be something internal to the engine. Take off the serpentine belt and try to turn the engine over with a large socket wrench. If it turns, then it is your starter/solenoid, if it doesn't then it is internal to your engine.

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Hi, one click usually indicates a starter with a dead spot on the commutator, but it can also be caused by a burned contact in the solenoid. Try hitting the side of the starter with a hammer. If the car will start after this, replace the starter.

Please see my tip at . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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Starter clicking...batt or starter?

If the starter produces a single click it is most likely a worn starter solenoid contact. You can verify this by testing for 12 volts on the small solenoid wire when the key is placed in the start position. If there is 12 volts, then the starter needs replacing.

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Do you get a fairly loud 'click' when you try to start the engine? If so, the starter solenoid contactor is likely defective. I repaired our '96 Caravan solenoid by building up the worn out bolt head with silver solder--worked great. If you get no click at all, check the neutral safety switch on the transmission. Hope this helps!

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My 1997 Dodge Caravan won't start, thought it was the battery relay switch, so i replaced it, now at least i have interior lights and my power locks work but when i turn the key to start the car, the...

It could be a battery or starter problem. Most auto parts places will test your battery for free. But since you cannot start the can also buy an inexpensive battery tester (bulb/ball float) to see if it is fully charged. Check each cell of the battery. Sometimes it is bad connections on the batteries. Take off and clean the battery post and connections with an inexpensive battery cleaner brush.
The starter has two components: The Solenoid and the Starter Motor. Two cylindrical shaped components. The small component is the solenoid, the larger is the starter.
To check the Starter you can short jump the Starter by bypassing the solenoid. With a helper trying to start, you can run a short medium gage insuated wire from the positive side (red) of the solenoid to the body of the starter. If this starts the Van then the solenoid is bad and the entire Starter must be replaced (about $70-remanufactured)
Let me know if this help or if you need any additional help.

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Van just clicks repeatedly when trying to start engine but will not start. It has power to lock doors, roll up windows.....what could it be?

Whenever you hear a clicking noise your piggyback solenoid/bendix on your starter is not engaging the starter to the flywheel. remove starter take in to auto parts store have it tested and confirmed bad, by a new one and install. hope this helps!!!

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95 Caravan won't start. only a single click. I

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