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Intermittent starting problem. Won't turn over. I cleaned the battery cables and tried to boost it but it won't turn over

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Sometimes the contacts in the starter solenoid get worn. You can clean the contacts, but eventually they will need to be replaced. After removing the negative battery cable, remove the starter from the car. Disassemble (carefully) the solenoid to gain access to the contacts. Bend the contacts to make a better contact with the plunger, or just replace them and be done with it.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Check voltage at the battery, then if 12 to 13volts you know its a bad connection.do not jump off a good battery it will explode anyway its probably a connection around the starter or bad cable all together allthough I have had car batteries that have poles on top and on the side of the battery and test bad on the side and good on top

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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What can this issue be? Pls I charged the battery for over two hours and it still won't start even if I have jumpers attached?


Gary, Do you mean car will not start, or do you mean it will not turn over. If it does not turn over, even with boost, battery cables bad,starter relay or fuse bad, or starter defective.
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I am having trouble with my speedometer not working occasionally and now my seat belt light is coming on sometimes too. Is this the instrument panel cluster? Or something else? 1998 Dodge Neon. Backstory is as follows: -We take very good care of it and have one dedicated mechanic. -It has only had two owners; my parents and I. -We replaced the battery 2 months ago. -Mechanic checked to make sure the speedometer sensor was working. -We have had issues with the radio for years where it will randomly turn on and off, typically brought on by a stuffed trunk OR wet weather. -The speedometer works until we hit a bump and then the needle flies up and down or sometimes just stops working all together. -Mechanic has made mention of there being some Chrysler specific battery cable that is a smaller side cable and it is not in good condition. -Currently, my problem is that I can't find an old 1998 Dodge Neon in the salvage yard because yards are doing a lot of 2002 and newer vehicles and automatically crushing the others. The meat and potatoes of my question is what direction do I go in? And what of these symptoms ties to each other? And will adding new solder to the points on the panel fix it or is it something else? I'm trying to find least expensive to most expensive options and I'm rather handy but can't drop an engine or transmission or anything so keep this in mind. My handiness ends at resoldering the pins BUT I do have a mechanic I trust, but I fear that maybe I'm not combining symptoms properly. I have the money to repair an item I KNOW is wrong but not to chicken hunt around for problems.

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