Question about 2002 Dodge Intrepid
I can't understand why they couldn't determine if it was your starter as, there is a remote jumper for the starter which allows to engage the starter without a key and activating any of the relays to the starter.I can't see the other offered by the other fixya experts so the solutions I provide may just be a repeat of what the others have told you.What I found in the wiring schematics for your vehicle would point me towards two possibles,the starter relay,which is located in the power distribution center or the power train control module which contains the park/nuetral safety switch.Unfortunateley the schematic for the powertrain control module is unavailable to me so I can't determine if it's a computer based or an electro mechanical switch.It is possible that the ignition switch could be the problem to,but since relays are used the ignition switch in todays vehicles no longer carry a heavy current,which is the main cause of switch failure.I hope these possible solutions will help get you in the right direction to solve your problem.
Posted on May 09, 2009
Based on your description, I would have suspected the starter. The only reason to replace a battery is if it fails a battery test. They should have showed you the results of the battery test. Newer starters are a single, enclosed unit. They are easier to replace than rebuild. They should have also verified that the starter solenoid is OK if it is external to the starter. Sometimes the starter solenoid is built into the starter. If you trace the positive (+) cable from the battery and it connects directly to the starter, then the solenoid is built into the starter.
If you ever experience a similar situation where the starter occasionally fails, you can tap on the starter lightly with a hammer or mallet to try and have the drive pinion engage the ring gear on the flywheel.
Posted on May 09, 2009
If u have been driving it with a low battery then it is very possible the starter brushes are burned and the commutator they ride on, this can cause an intermittent no crank no start, but most times you will hear a click from the solenoid, I suggest u do this first, disconnect the battery negative cable the go under the car and pull the starter wiring loose and clean the starter terminals for the starter ands the starter solenoid, if this corrects the problem then u are home free, if not you may have an issue with the security system, when u had the car at the dealer did they test the security system for codes? did they duplicate the no crank no start condition?
Posted on May 08, 2009
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