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I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota w/ the 318 V8. Starter won't crank. There is power at the main terminal and power at the signal terminal when the key is turned to start. Starter was replaced and the starter cranks when jumped from main to signal, however it won't crank when key is turned. I'm out of ideas....help

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Attempt to start by jumper from battery to 'signal'. If nothing happens, you were sold a bad solenoid/relay.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

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SOURCE: 01 dodge caravan new starter battery full turn key

try lookin at the wiring harness under the battery tray,seen them corrode there alot

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SOURCE: RE: 1993 Dodge Dakota - truck won't start,

From your description, the solenoid is defective. The key (start) circuit provides power to the small terminal on the solenoid. With the key off, try shorting the small terminal of the solenoid to the large terminal that has the heavy battery cable attached. If no action, short the small terminal to the solenoid mounting bolt. One of these two actions should operate the solenoid. If nothing, the solenoid coil is open--replace the solenoid. Make sure the frame-to-engine ground-strap is intact and connected tightly on both ends.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: no juice to the starter on a 2000 dodge neon,

Check the neutral safety switch,if it is good,replace the ignition switch,if all the fuses are good,please vote,thank you

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SOURCE: I have a 93 dodge dakota that won't start. It

Yes this may help try a new ignition switch .i had a 93 and it done the same thing to me .hope this help you ....

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SOURCE: I have a 2006 dodge caravan and it won't start

Car no start problem is sometimes very difficult to confirm. You try all the possible things, but still you get no fault and problem is still the same.--------
In that case, you need to check few things individually.
Check the spark,the battery,the crank, the fuel and other most possible parts. Click this link below for more details:-- http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/10/car-troubleshooting-tips.html

Posted on Oct 31, 2011

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