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Chris, Auto Service Technician
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Experience:  43 years of automotive repair, Smog license
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starter does not engage -- after pushing car it starts. then

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starter does not engage -- after pushing car it starts. then does not again.

Welcome! My name is XXXXX XXXXX you for allowing me to assist you! What is the year, make, model, and engine in this vehicle?

 

Chris

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


2002 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 6cyclinder

Ok, this may be a failed starter motor, or a fuse problem. Do you have a 12 volt test light so we can do a little testing?

 

Chris

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no test light. What fuses are you talking about-- I checked the fuses in the box under the hood and the relay switches and also the small fuse box on the side of the dash.

Ok, well fuse V and fuse G in the under hood fuse box are the ones for the starting circuit. See if you can get a cheap 12 volt test light. I want to check for power at the starter relay cavities.

 

Chris

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

If I got a light, how would I test it, where do I connect it

 

Can I check the cavities for continunity?

You will connect the test light clip to a good ground like a metal part on the engine, and then remove the relay. Now probe the cavities where the relay plugs into. One of the 2 large cavities should show voltage all the time. Get a light and check that for me Jerry,

 

Chris

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