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I have a 2001 dodge stratus 4 cylinder that just clicks when

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i have a 2001 dodge stratus 4 cylinder that just clicks when i try to start it . new battery,starter and alternater checked out good
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. Can you turn the engine over by hand? Will the front crank pulley turn?

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i havent tried that yet
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Ok, check that next just to be sure that there is no engine mechanical problems. Let me know, then we will go from there.

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it turns
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Ok good. Now let's try jumping the starter relay. Remove the relay and look on the bottom of it.You will see that the terminals are numbered. Locate terminal # 30, and # 87. Now look at where those terminals plug into in the fuse/relay box. Get a jumper wire and jump 87 to 30. See if it will crank.

let me know.

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it cranks kinda slow
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Ok, if you turn on the ignition and jump it will she start?

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it did not it cranked slow but did not fire
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Hmmm, you said you have a new battery correct? Maybe charge the battery up for about an hour and then see if it will crank at a normal speed. Let me know.

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok and i forgot i also bought a new relay but i will charge it up again
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Ok, let me know how it goes. I may be in church when you reply, but I will get back to you asap.

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok thanks for your heip
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

You are welcome!

Chris

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hey chris took the battery to auto zone it was fully charged
Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Do you have a 12 volt test light handy?

Chris

Expert:  Chris replied 10 months ago.

Hello? Do you still need help?

Chris