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Re: 1999 dodge durango
If it only makes the clicking sound during these unsuccesful start attempts, I would look at the battery, terminals on the top of it, the cables, then, barring problems there, replace the starter...accordianman
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The PCM has 3 connectors plugged into it. Try wiggling each connector
and listen for a clicking sound, starting with the connector
furthest from the front of the Durango, and the middle connector with a
If this doesn't help, replace your PCM. The PCM (power control module) can get
hot, causing a short or broken circuit inside the module. Replacing the module
will fix the problem. If your truck dies randomly when it's hot
outside, but will start back up after it cools down, this is probably the
Sounds like you have a bad starter solenoid. You are probably going to need a new starter. You could get under the vehicle to make sure you have 12 volts to the starter to verify. Also make sure battery connections and ground wire is good
There may be a fault code or codes stored, though. Have an engine scan done for trouble codes as a first step in diagnosis. If no codes are present, I would start by investigating the idle circuit-clean the throttle body and have the IAC (idle air control) tested for proper operation. Good luck.
i would check to see if there is a heat shield, or protective shield in the area that you described, that might be loose or need tightening up, this could be the vibrating or rattling , when the engine is in park, due to the higher rpm's, also check to see if transmission mounts are tight.