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2002 chrysler 300m wont start just makes clicking sound like machine gun. Have taken battery out cleaned terminals and tested battery tested good. When it gets jumped starts fine. But once shut off wont start till jumped again

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This is an indicator of a dead / undercharged battery.
Voltage on a battery should be close to 13volts, But the cranking amps are most important during cold winter months.
Have the battery tested. Most Auto shops will test your battery Free.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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  • Steven Walker Dec 02, 2014

    It tested fine as I stated in the question. Cleaned the terminals also

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    Jeff richtman Dec 02, 2014

    If you tested it yourself, did you test the CCA (Cold cranking amps)?

  • Steven Walker Dec 02, 2014

    Yes cca was 642 volts were 12.4

  • Jeff richtman
    Jeff richtman Dec 02, 2014

    ok, looks like you usually only need 300 cca to start this model. May be a fault elsewhere along the terminal wires.

  • Steven Walker Dec 02, 2014

    Yeah guy at parts store said to check all my leads from battery could be lose wire on starter solenoid cause it also read that the battery was 94% -charged



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something is draining the battery, I would check the earth wire from the battery "black one" ensure this has a good contact with the van body. Is this a UK version of the transit? if so the battery is under the drivers seat. Fords have lots of issues with poor earth wores.



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