Question about 1988 Dodge Raider
I just got a heck of a deal on an 87 Dodge Raider Auto, 147k. The guy that owned it said that his daughter took it uptown, brought it home, and left for school for 2 weeks. When she came back home, she went to start the truck and it will not turn over, no click, no nothing. The headlights, dome light, and the key in ignition buzzer all work. (ironically enough, the blinkers do not???) I really dont want to dump a ton of money into this unit, so a quick start guide would be appreciated. My mechanics level is probably a 5-6 of 10. What I'm thinking is a starter, starter solenoid, or ignition switch... What do you guys think?? Thanks in advance!!
Check down at the starter for 12volts on the ignition lead (thin wire) to see if it has power when the key is in the start position. If so, then its a starter (you can't really change out a solenoid for less than the cost of that starter if its gear reducted, which I think it is). If no signal, then you have a clock spring or ignition switch problem. Your blinkers also run through the ignition switch - FYI - which may present a common failure of 2 or more things on a shared component. Check for the starter voltage from ign switch - it'll tell you all you need to know.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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Well i would suggest , go for a starter..
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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