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My 99 stratus wont fire over

Tryed it tell the battery died then charged the battery up and now alls it does is click like th starter is dead but im not sure

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  • spencer6565 Jan 15, 2009

    did that but that wasnt the problem if u have any othe ideas

  • spencer6565 Jan 15, 2009

    its turning over but just wont start the battery wont hold a charge so i'm going to go get a new one

  • qwickfut Feb 08, 2009

    Did you ever find out where the click was coming from? We are having the same problem. Chged battery, chged starter, chged all the wired for battery and still nothing. any ideas?

  • DWilliams522 Feb 19, 2009

    my daughter has 1999 stratus she said the starter wont turn the engine over it just clicks after she hit a curb with it it ran ok for about thirty feet then died now wont do nothing but click even if jumped

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Sounds like you also may have a loose connection. Check your battery cables and their connections. Both at the battery and where they end (ground will be on body, positive will be on solenoid/starter)

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning Jan 15, 2009

    where does the click come from? Try to pin point the actual click source

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