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My 2003 doadge caravan sports will not start, we know its not the battery, but its not alternator because it is trying to turn over. what could the problem be???

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Check battery voltage with a volt meter. What appears to be good, many times is not. Alternator does not start your car...battery and starter does that by turning the engine so the ignition and fuel system can do what they need to do. After it starts, the alternator puts back power lost while starting, and keeps the battery charged. (only to a point)...a half charged battery will only get a partial charge and needs to be fully charged with a real battery charger (not another car)

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How do you know its not the battery? Take the vehicle to a battery store and have them check it, otherwise it may be the starter

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Check and see if its your starter ...try to bang at the same time you try to start it.if it does turn over your going to need a new starter.it could be going bad..

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