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1999 dodge Intrepid won't start at all

I have a 1999 Intrepid that does not start. what could be the problem. The relay on the starter or is there another relay or is relay fused. If so can the relay be jumped so I can at start the car. This started when my alternator started to shot high voltage and blow 3 20 amp fuses. checked all relays and fuses and all are working now but still no start. please help thanks.

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  • sparta57 Jan 05, 2009

    No power to the relay, but I override the relay in the engine bay fuse box and started to crank. Ingition key was left on the run side and still engine did not start runnig but only cracking. I checked relay if it was burn't but is okay. Could this be a computor problem due to high voltagefrom the alternator 17.4 volts.

  • sparta57 Jan 05, 2009

    Here we go again from the ingition key to start cracking the engine it does not. From the engine bay fuse box there is a relay for the starter, I override it and it started to crack meaning engine started to turn but did not run or to idle after. I checked if the relay is burn't but is not, it is okay. Does the computor control the starter in any way. This started having problems when my alternator started shoting 17.4 volts, it blow 3 20 amp fuses, 1 dash instruments,2 headlights, 3 fuel pump. Could it be possible that the computor is shot after all this. Is there fuse for the computor and where is it located.

  • sparta57 Jan 05, 2009

    When key is held to the start side there is no voltage.

  • sparta57 Jan 05, 2009

    The reason why I override the relay is to check if the starter would work and or if it need to be replaced. Now I know it works. I live in Montreal and snow sometime causes problem to the starter. From the ingition switch it does not crack at all. When I did this test the ignition key was left on the run position. Also when I turn key to on position I do not hear any huming noise from the gas tank.

  • sparta57 Jan 06, 2009

    Why do you think it is the ignition switch. That is 1 in a million that it is bad. This car has this problem meaing company defect What about high voltage it blew 3 fuses. Can the high voltage also fry my computor, if so how can i check it.

  • sparta57 Jan 06, 2009

    One more thing to mention, it has an alarm system the CM-3000 v.2. could this be the main cause. I also just the alarms relays and no start.

  • sparta57 Jan 06, 2009

    I jump the alarms relays. this is what i meant. sorry

  • sparta57 Jan 06, 2009

    I bypassed the starter kill switch still no start. Like I explained above volt shot at17.4 volt for days maybe weeks. I'm not the drive my wife is. So you what I mean by delay. At thje last moment my wife told thast door lock were on and off, as well as the horn on continiously. This sujested me alarm first thing. but the alarm is no way connected to hte horn. Also like to to know is there an fuel pump switch when car get into an accident. plus how to check if computor is running. put on my scanner no data stored that is what I get. I'm a master mechanic first time I came across this type of situation. I'm good with wires to. There must be somthing else. TOmorrow I will remove alarm totaly and resoder all cut wire and see if this cures the problem. To all those great people that help me in cureing this problem thanks. I will give update tomorrow.

  • sparta57 Jan 07, 2009

    No poewr to the starter solenoid. by passed alarm starter kill that is and removed alarm. Ignition switch tested okay. I get starter voltage to the engine bay fuse box relay. When turn to start the the relay in fuse box does click on, tested relay okay. No spark to engine. pleaese help. Second day of searching.

  • wcordova Feb 06, 2009

    have the same problem with mine and finally figured out that my Crank Sensor went out. If your Crank Sensor goes out you don't have spark!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u have a 12 volt crank signal to the starter solenoid when the key is held in the crank position? this is the 1st thing to check.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    having an aftermarket alarm system is a big omission, bypass it and I bet u anything it starts right up!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if you overide the ignition to the starter then the fuel pump won't run during cranking.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I am sorry but u have this guy totaly confused on what the problem is, does it crank but not start? or does it not crank at all.



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throttle body air intake mix is cracked i hope i said this right
right now my mind is waken up

this will be connected to the air filter and assembly take the whole assembly out and try and start vehicle
if vehicle runs you have a crack in throttle body air intake housing this will need to be replaced

cloged fuel filters there is usually 3 one in the engine compartment one on chassis and one in the gas tank called the sending unit this has a filter on it
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at one point in my life i had to go back 4 different times with alternator and battery for the same problem
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I'm curious, does this vehicle have an alarm/remote starter? If so I expect the installer didn't wire it correctly ... it was an all too frequent issue, with inexperienced installers we had .... I would first suspect any add-on device first (if any) ... In answer to your question ... I know it does have a relay (Starter solenoid is a relay and built onto the starter) As far as it being a relay or the IGN switch ... I'm skeptical.

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