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My 2002 dodge grand caravan wont turn over

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my 2002 dodge grand caravan wont turn over
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Hello. When you are attempting to crank the engine, do you get a click or anything at all?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Are you absolutely positive that your battery is fully charged? I would first try to jump start it just to be sure that it's not a low battery issue. Even if all the lights come on and everything seems normal, it could still very possibly be a low battery. The engine requires a lot of power to crank. Try that and let me know what you come up with please. If you have already tried that let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ive had a nbattery charger hooked to the batteryl
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried tapping the starter motor with a hammer while attempting to crank to see if it starts to crank? If you are certain that the battery is not the problem, then it's most likely a bad starter motor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what could it be if stater is good
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can i jump the starter
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Is the click coming from the starter? If so, then it's either a bad starter, or a battery without sufficient power to turn the engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i think its the relay that is cliking
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Can you check to see if your getting power to the starter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do i do that
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a test light?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i do
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

ok. Check to make sure that your little wire on the starter has power when attempting to crank the engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok if it does but still wont start then what
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

If your starter is getting power, but won't crank then your starter needs to be replaced. If it's not getting power then I will guide you through testing the relay.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this will take me awile iam recovering from cancer surgery
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

That's fine. I will be here when ever your ready. I wish you only the best of luck with your recovery. Please take your time.