Question about 2001 Dodge Intrepid
Chechk and double check the cables from the battery to the ground and to the starter. One of these may be bad. I assume when you replaced the battery it was fully charged? The clicking sound lets me know your getting power to the key switch and voltage is getting to the starter selenoid but not enough to cause it to engage. Did you replace the selenoid with the starter? When you replaced the battery did you clean the clamps real good and make sure they are tight and not at all loose on the battery. A loose connection anywhere in the circuit will cause the symptons you are describing. Any bad connectors or cables must be replaced or you will lose votage. If the oil level is too low it wont run but it will try to start. If you can find the nut on the main engine pully, you can put a wrench on this and turn it clockwise to see if the motor is locked up, as long as things turn your in good shape. Last thing is to look at all your fuses and see if there is a blown fuse for the ignition system or starter.
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
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Since the battery is new. Check the battery cables to make sure the hookups are not corroded. Corrosion can put a damper of the flow of electrical current and can be the entire problem. If everything looks okay, the problem may be the solenoid. The solenoid is essentially a switch that turns the starter on and off. When your car is just sitting off in the driveway, the solenoid is receiving a current from the battery, but it does not pass it on to the starter. When you flip the ignition, a small current signals the solenoid to let the current through to the starter. The starter then turns over. When you have a solenoid that is going bad, the switch can get tweaked and not let the current through correctly. Since the electrical current isn't enough to fire up the starter, the engine doesn't fire. In some cars, it just makes a clicking noise.
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Posted on Dec 29, 2010
Leaving the lights on overnight does not cause any overheating problems. Check the Radiator for a proper level of coolant. If dried inside most likely that is the reason it overeheated so quickly. Ask your son if he had ran over anything that day he had the car out. If not did he smell a foul oder or if the exhaust was white. Coolant turns white through the exhaust pipe if the intake manifold or head gasket is leaking internally
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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