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My 1997 dodge caravan won't start. has no power to starter wire or to engine. battery ok stater ok switch ok fuses and relays ok

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1st, There is a relay in the PDC, marked for starter, pull the relay out and swap with a relay beside it, if it works, bad relay. 2nd if not relay , remove and check pin no 30 with test light, should have power, straight opposite is pin 87 that goes to starter, jump these two pins and starter should crank over,if ok. 3rd, check pin 85, comes from nuetral safety switch, test with test light, pos batt to this pin 85, light should be on, if not you have a problem in that circuit or switch. 4th, pin86 comes from the igntion switch, yellow wire, in crank mod this pin 86 should light up with test light, if not, you have a problem with that cicuit, to switch, possible broken wires in collumn connecter to switch. GOOD LUCK RDJRP

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There is an interrupt switch, called neutral safety switch. When it fails or goes out of adjustment, no start, and essentially no protest or indication. Try foot on brake, shift to neutral, turn key to start and slowly move shifter out of nuetral in each direction. If starter actuates, look into switch adjustment.

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