Question about Cars & Trucks
Check to make sure that the battery terminals are clean of corrosion, and tight.
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most likley the positive wire has corroded off the starter. look at the small red wire more closely, if theres alot of corosion, replace the wire (and starter if needed) if you dont see much corrosion give the wire a good tug just to see if it really is hooked up well. you should disconnect the batt. before doing any of this.hope this helps and good luck
Posted on May 26, 2009
First check fuse #7 in the engine compartment fuse box as well as fuse #37 in the cabin fuse box.
Next, is your security light on? If yes, the problem is your anti-theft system probably not recognizing your key.
If fuse is good and no security light, next (assuming you have an automatic trans) try moving the shifter while you hold your foot on the brake and the key in the start position. This is a check on the adjustment of the safety interlock. If this doesn't work, you might also want to try shorting the terminals in the interlock by pulling the connector off and putting a paper clip in the connector terminal and shorting the brown/pink and tan/red connector terminals together to see if that will let the car start (the interlock switch is on top of the transmission where the cable attaches). This will tell you if the switch is completely dead.
If none of that works, check the relay in the engine compartment relay box by the battery. Does it click when someone turns the key to start? If not, pull out the relay and interrogate the socket for the command signal from the ignition switch (see my post here on how to interrogate a relay socket: http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6022358-relay_check)
First check all socket terminals with a test light. There should be 2 hot terminals in the relay socket with the key turned to start. If there is only one hot terminal, replace the ignition switch. If there are 2 hot terminals, try swapping the relay with the horn relay. If that works, buy a new relay.
If none of the above resolved the problem, probe the other 2 terminals (the ones that weren't hot in start) in the socket. This time, connect your test light clip to a hot point. One of the 2 terminals should light the test light brightly and the other one dimly. If neither terminal lights the light brightly, you are not getting a proper ground signal from the PCM, indicating your security system may be activated.
If all of the above is good, try jumping the solenoid. (see test 2 in this post: http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6222268-engine_doesnt_crank_turn_over)
If that works you know you have battery and starter for sure. If not, replace the starter.
Let me know if you have any questions at all. I know this is a very complicated set of instructions. :o)
Posted on Nov 03, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 2006 Dodge
I'd start with a battery first. Sounds like the battery has 1 or more dead cells in it. the battery may have all the volts you could want but if it doesn't have the proper amperage it won't crank the motor. You can have the battery load tested for free at Auto Zone or Advance Auto. A simple down and dirty test would be to disconnect the Positive cable and jump the vehicle by connecting directly to that and a good ground on the block. The motor should turn over as long as the vehicle you use as a jump has the proper amperage in it's battery. If the vehicle starts then it is the battery, if it doesn't then you need to look at the starter and other components.
Posted on Jun 26, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 29, 2015 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks
Aug 14, 2011 | Ford Fairmont Cars & Trucks
Aug 01, 2011 | 1991 Volkswagen Passat
Feb 16, 2011 | Nissan Murano Cars & Trucks
Dec 01, 2010 | 2002 Mercury Cougar
May 25, 2009 | 2000 Ford F150 Flareside SuperCab
Jan 12, 2009 | 1987 Nissan Pathfinder
Dec 25, 2008 | 1997 Lexus LS 400
Jul 30, 2008 | Plymouth Sundance Cars & Trucks
25 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!