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2000 dodgeDurango wont start have replaced the starter and relay and battery cable and solenoid just clicks when I turn the key

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Hi Patrick:
Let's play detective. Bear with me while I ask some questions. You just might find the answer to your problem.
- Why did you replace the starter?
- Do you know that the starter you installed is the correct one, that it works, and that it is correctly connected.
- Is the battery fully charged?
- Is the heavy cable connected from the battery to the solenoid, and from the solenoid to the starter?
- If you short across the big terminals of the solenoid, does the starter engage?
Odds are that once you've checked these you will have found the problem.
WORK SAFE! You're dealing with electrical power, and a potentially running engine. Transmission in neutral or Park. Parking brake ON.
Go slow and ponder what it is that you're going to do and what you want to happen when you do it.

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    Patrick Otto Mar 29, 2015

    I have done all that been working on it for almost a week i

  • Ted Maxwell Mar 29, 2015

    Hi Patrick:

  • Ted Maxwell Mar 29, 2015

    If you answer the questions I may be able to help solve the problem.

  • Patrick Otto
    Patrick Otto Mar 30, 2015

    When i try to start it with the starter pulled out i hear the starter motor engage but when i pull the starter back in it just clicks

  • Ted Maxwell Mar 30, 2015

    Hi Patrick: If you pull the starter and bench test it, and it spins over, and the bendix functions (that's the bit with the teeth on the end that sticks to the motor), odds are the starter is OK, Not a happy thought, but is it possble that the engine is seized? Can you describe exactly what happen before the problem started?...


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Well it would be nice if you answered Teds questions. Why did you replace the starter. Is it possible the motor is seized. I would go back over the basics. Your batteries voltage may be fine but the cranking amps may be weak. Which explains why it turns over when pulled and clicks when installed. Have your battery tested along with the starter. Check your connections. Double check your wiring. Have another set of fresh eyes over see the work you have done, as frustration and being desperate can consume your mind.

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Could be one of two things.

1. Your starter motor is no good.
2. If you turn on your lights and try to start the car and they dim to almost black, then you need to check the battery connections.

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SOURCE: Truck wont start just clicks.

either a bad body ground,or your tranny is locked up,did it run good before you shut it off?

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I would think bad starter. Remove it and have it tested to find out. It could also be the starter solenoid gone bad.

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check the lead wire to s terminal on the starter, it should have voltage with the key on start

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Five Hundred. Turn ignition key,

check wireing for loose conections first,if good,have both battery/solinoid and relay checked out

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