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2001 Dodge Stratus engine won't even try to turn over

2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L V6, battery has been fully charged & tested at Auto Zone and checked out as good. Starter Relay was replaced to no avail. When the key is turned, the car won't even try to turn over once, no clicking sound or anything -- just no sound at all.

All exterior lights work, horn works, digital tachometer works, although when the key is on "Accessories" the A/C, radio and clock on the top of the center console (above A/C controls) do not turn on at all.

I'm completely stumped with this and a little upset that I had to take off the driver's side front tire, mudflap and front bumper just to get to the battery & find out it's okay. Any help would be appreciated!

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  • infamous_joe Jul 01, 2009

    Not yet. I'm getting it towed tomorrow morning to a mechanic to check out -- I read the starters are starting to go bad for these cars about now, too.

  • infamous_joe Jul 01, 2009

    I don't know if the starter is okay, I didn't really have enough light today to check. Tomorrow morning I'll take a look for what you had mentioned... I already had on my list to take a look at the Ignition Relay tomorrow in the Fuse & Relay Center by the positive access for jumping... is that what you were referring to?

  • stefz34 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like the starter motor is shot, have you had the starter bench checked?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Sadly someone tried to steal my bright orange 2001 dodge neon and they couldn't get more than 150 feet from where it was parked because my battery died on them. Good!! But now there is the problem of doing the work to prepare the damage all around. 1 me and my sister had to try about 15 times to fix ignition cylinder, okay I got that in to where it turns all the way but the problem is now the battery is dead. Auto zone tested the battery and my sister is very adamant about proof, so when he showed her that the reading was that the battery was dead he sold her one for 105.00. Then she hooked the battery up and the car had all dings, lights, (well except for the dome light) and radio even but No Crank up and go. Of course this sadden me, I think I watched every video that would come up clearly on line. most of them were static and error messages but what I did gain was a lot. But I would like to learn the ins and outs of my car, and How can I get it running and back on the road? How can I fix the relays and starter and change out the alternator efficiently and have it work. Thank you for the information. I would appreciate good solid answers. thanks.



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Check all fuses,,, starter Ok? the ingnition switch most likely ,,check to see if there is a power fuse or a strap type fuse that is burned into fusable links also if any are present.they would be on or close to a positive acess for jumping car

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