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Wont turn over. no crank, starter clicks, no dead battery. replaced the relay.

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This problem is caused by burnt battery contacts inside the starter solenoid that power the starter motor, either remove the starter and rebuild the solenoid or replace it or the whole starter, the starter solenoid is mounted directly to the starter. You can easily replace the contacts, they are avail on ebay for around $10
Remember ALWAYS disconnect the battery Negative cable befor u start work

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Do you know the solenoid part number?

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SOURCE: car will not crank over changed the battery

starter problem

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge durango 5.9 starter clicks but wont

pull starter back off but do not disconnect cables, then try key again, if starter spins use a large standard screwdriver to turn the flywheel through the starter mounting hole,if it doesnt move u have motor trouble

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now we show how it cranks. good starter and battery (& cables)
keyon,
put shifter in to park then neutral and crank.? fails both?

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12vdc arrives at top left fuse, and is hot only cranking.
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