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Jerry, Master Mechanic
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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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I have to turn the key on and off about 6to8 times it just

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I have to turn the key on and off about 6to8 times it just makes a clicking sound than it starts..I have a brand new battery.
JA: Cars do make very odd noises -- They help the mechanics figure out what's wrong. They are terrific with my old Grand Cherokee. Anything else I can tell the Dodge Mechanic before I connect you two?
Customer: No..
JA: I'm not following. Could you please explain?
Customer: I have a 1998 dodge stratus I can go out rite now and turn the key and the car starts rite up other timed I have to turn the key on like 6to 8 times than the car starts up..what do u think the problem is in..does dodge have a relay starter solenoid
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 11 months ago.
-When you say there is a click noise- is this a 1-click per cycle of the ignition?-If so- does the click sound come from under the hood?-May I have the engine size in this vehicle? (If you are unsure I can use the 8th digit of your VIN#)