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I have a 2004 Dodge Neon and I just replaced the battery and for some reason sometimes when I'm running a lot of errands when I turn it off it won't turn on again. It won't even make any noises...


Something is wrong in your start circuit. From battery to ignition switch, and ending at the starter solenoid. You would have to start checking for where power is lost between the switch and the starter. If you have power to the starter solenoid on the small wire at the starter (can check with a test light while someone holds the key in start), then the starter would need testing.

Jun 08, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Vehicle won't start when hot


A common problem that's surfaced a great deal lately is a car/truck that starts fine when the engine is cold but won't when the engine is warm. Most of the time, the car will require a jump start with a warm engine to get it to start. Most mistakenly assume a bad battery and change it out, only to have the same problem. What happens is most starters don't just "quit" when they are defective. A bad starter will usually start your vehicle when it's absolutely cold. Once warm, the starter will behave as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>No power</li> <li>Click then nothing</li> <li>All other electrical is fine (headlights, stereo, alarm etc)</li></ul> If your car or truck won't start when the engine is warm, but starts fine when it's cold, you most likely have a bad starter. Although replacing the battery is less expensive, it rarely (if ever) will resolve this issue. Consider the age of the car / starter when these symptoms occur. If you have an older vehicle (older than 5 years) then replacing the starter is a good place to start prior to buying other electrical components (battery, alternator). <br /> <br /> Always bring the vehicle to a shop that offers a free electrical diagnostic test to confirm the electrical system is sound to rule out an electrical problem first. If the electrical system is sound, I'd go ahead and replace the starter. <br />Although this tip will show under the Lincoln category, it applies to all makes and models.<br />

on Jun 16, 2011 | Lincoln Continental Cars & Trucks

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Starter


pull starter off and take it to the parts store and have them run a free test on it. or get under the car and test larger power wire and make sure it has power with a test light. If it does have someone turn the key to the start position while you're under the car testing the small starter lead wire located right near the main hot wire on the starter. if they both have power and the starter still isn't working then you need to replace the starter

Mar 23, 2013 | 2003 Honda Element

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2005 honda civic replaced starter .it started right up for a couple of days now just cranks and won't start?


Tapping the starter is just a test,then you replace it as you did

So the starter issue is resolved

No check to see if you have fuel pressure at the motor
when you cycle the key

Also check for spark or injector pulse when cranking

If you have a relay for starter switch it with a similar one

Mar 08, 2013 | 2001 Honda Civic

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1998 Honda Accord Won't Start


Park neutral safety switch maybe be the reason for the no crank ! Try putting the vehicle in park ,then try to crank the engine . Testing the electrical circuit is the best way to trouble shoot this problem , along with do a voltage drop test on the starter circuit ! This will test the battery cables an connections .
Starter Voltage Drop
How to voltage drop test starter motor circuit
Does it have a manual or automatic transmission ? Manual ? clutch switch . Looking at a wiring diagram I also see a starter cut relay !
http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Free wiring diagrams . Enter vehicle info. year , make , model and engine size . Under system click engine , under subsystem click starting . Then click the search button , then click the blue link ! Check the starter cut relay also . Videos on youtube showing how to test a relay controlled circuit !

May 29, 2017 | 1998 Honda Accord

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2001 jaguar s-type won't crank battery new and charged. Turn the ignition car won't make a sound


many things will cause no start problems could have faulty ignition switch.use test light see if power going to starter if not check ignition fuse to starter.if power going to starter, more likely starter solenoid or starter faulty.if ignition fuse okay and starter and solenoid okay still no start problem could be in the ignition switch or inhibitor switch faulty.code scan for faulty theft security system which will also cause no start conditions.

Oct 22, 2012 | 2001 Jaguar S-Type

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Starter motor car won't start


I am guessing that you already suspect the starter motor. If the battery is fully charged and the car won't crank over that could be the problem. You could try jumping across the starter solenoid first, if you can get to it and see if maybe it is just the solenoid. You could take the starter to a place like AutoZone and they can test it for you.

Feb 05, 2012 | 2005 Renault Laguna 1.9

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94 cadillac won't start, even with a jump. Battery is new and inside lights do come on, but vehicle won't start. Any advice? Thanks


Check the starter/solenoid - sounds like either one or both need replacing. If you can get the starter off - you can take it to an Auto Zone or an O'Reilly's to get it tested. I'm not sure of any tests for the solenoid (sometimes it's part of the starter) - some cars also have a starter relay switch. If that's the problems - it's usually cheap & easy to replace.

Jul 01, 2011 | 1994 Cadillac DeVille

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