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Put in new starter.car wont start,it cranks but wontn kick in(at that point we smell fuel)checked all grounds,cleaned terminals both positive and negative.help

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  • brady913 Jul 28, 2008

    we put a new starter in our 2000 dodge durango
    automatic,4 wheel drive ,4.7 liter engine.The starter was checked in store before purchase.once starter was in we tried to strt car,it would crank not turn over,and we smelled fuel.we checked all grounds.cleaned all terminals(pos.& neg.)something is draining the battery.a simple starter change has turned into a nitemare.please help!

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1 you have check the condition of the battery.
Is full charged..?
ON the instrument cluster. you see the display of the trans. range. if yes Move the selector lever for any position and see if change, With this you are chacking the NEUTRO SAFETLY SWITCH.
After that. you have AN aftermarket ALARM installed.
If yes is deactivated. or not.
If you have deactivate the alarm with the remote control or VALET Switch...
Check in the cluster if a RED circle light is on or flashing.
Because the light is the factory Antitheft System.
Your key has CHIP. be sure to use the correct key.
If the Antithsft system is on.

If you dont have Aftermarket Alarm, Antitheft syatem.
Check the starter relay lovated in the Engine compartment fuse block. And the starte fuse.
If thay are OK. With a wire give power form positive battery. At the starter selenoid. if the starter work You have any of the problem Related . As I say. before.

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Hi,

Your concern "cranks but will not start", most probable reason is there is no spark, no ignition. The "we smelled fuel" indicates that the engine is getting fuel but is not being burned. Areas to check would be the ignition system then which includes;

  • distributor;
  • distributor cap;
  • ignition module;
  • ignition coil;
  • ECU/ECM.
Initially, determine the presence of IGN B+12, thereafter, remove one of the plugs, reconnect the sparkplug wire and let the removed plug lay on any metal top of the engine, crank the engine, there should be spark.

Other areas that might have to be checked would be your alarm, security or immobilizer.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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What was the initial issue? Sounds as if there is a problem with the "open loop" mode, due to a sensor problem. This vehicle has individual coils for each cylinder, so I rather doubt it is that. Have you checked the crank angle sensor?...accordianman

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You need to go over every connection and make sure every one of them are snapped in tight and no loose ones exist,there has to be a wire or something loose or not connected, if all wires matched back up you have to assume it has one that is not making a good connection good luck with finding it.

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    Mark Gil Jul 28, 2008

    If the battery is being drain it just really has something to do with a shorted wirings..

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