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Engine won't turn over, no click, no nothing

I have a 2005 dakota and I want to replace the egr valve...Where is it and can I do it? Went out got in my 4x4 with 6 speed standard, unlocked the door with remote, lights flashed on, got inside and inserted key, all lights come on, dash lights up, I turn the key and absolutely nothing else happens. No clicks, no lights dimming just nothing at all. Ran great before. Help!

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Ck your clutch pedal switch if it is open circuit it won't let the starter engage you can unplug it and jump the the two wires if this doesn't engage the starter you have a bad starter relay and it is located in the fuse box under the hood

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This Dodge EGR valve is a certain kind of device that is mounted right on your intake manifold which controls the amount of exhaust gasses back into your engine.
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