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Peter Bagley, Toyota mastertech
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No power engaging ignition can turn engine over with

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No power engaging ignition can turn engine over with screwdriver across solemoid but won't run
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: Consistanr had it nor start earlier today I left headlights on got a jump started fine
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 98
JA: What year is your Dodge?
Customer: 98
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nobody open can fix if I know what stranded our of town
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It was fine till todays leaving lights on
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 3 months ago.

hello and thank you for allowing me to try and help you. when you jump across the solenoid are you jumping from large terminal to small one or to both large terminals?does it have power to the small solenoid terminal when you turn the ignition switch? If there is no power to the small wire at the solenoid from the ignition switch then first check the engine and ignition fuses , if both of them are OK check wiring to ignition switch itself. if no problem there then replace ignition switch. hope this gives you some direction.