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2000 chrysler town and country new battery new alternator . now the thing won't start just makes a fast clicking sound everything else electrical works fine. did this 2 weeks ago in parking lot and hasn't done it since thought it was just time for a battery. tried a different starting relay that did not help same thing ? what else could it be where is the ignition module on the 2000???????? please help

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  • goose77778 Apr 28, 2010

    well all the cables looked good took the starter off today and had it bench tested at carquest. the thing works like a charm only draws 100 amps and kicked over and spunn beautifully! what else could it be ? i am going to double check all the grounds again tomorrow the cables to the starter were clean and tight ? sarter relay is good as well!

  • goose77778 May 02, 2010

    thank you everybody i found the problem and corrected it ! i overlooked that the main engine ground was severely loose ! tightened it and she fired right up!


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The first thing that you should do is to make sure that the battery is fully charged, and then try and turn the crankshaft to be sure that the engine flywheel is not caught up on the starter drive gear, and engine is not seized up.

Make sure that the battery posts and the battery cable terminals are clean, dry, and tight. Even if the battery connections look clean, you should actually remove the battery terminals and make sure that the terminals where they connect to the battery and the battery posts themselves are clean, dry, and they should be shiny where they connect, and they should not be dull or oxidized, if they are then clean them up with a wire brush or you can buy a special battery cleaning brush from any auto parts store. Make sure that the battery cables are not heavily corroded under the wire insulation.

Make sure there are no loose battery cable connections at the starter, and that the battery ground cable is good and tight where ever it is connected to on the engine.

If all of the above checks out alright and the battery is fully charged, then you should replace the starter.

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  • Zaraki Apr 28, 2010

    The battery cables especially the Pos (+) battery cable could be corroded inside the wire insulation from the terminal connectors back, and also does the vehicle have an aftermarket alarm with a starter interupt?

    Also if you could check the voltage output of the starter field wire connected to the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid. It should be at full battery voltage when the key is in the start position. If it does not have full battery voltage then faulty contacts inside the ignition switch is most likely the culprit.


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