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My 2008 CHARGER WILL NOT...
My 2008 CHARGER WILL NOT START. I TURN KEY AND NOTHING HAPPENS, BUT ME PLAYING AROUND WITH THE DOORS,AND OPENING DOORS AND CLOSING, I ALSO HIT THE PANIC BUTTON WHICH WORKS. THEN I TRY IT AGAIN AND IT STARTED TURN IT TO SEE IF IT WOULD RESTART AND NOTHING HAPPEN. I TRY TO PUT A OBD READER ON BUT IT WILL NOT READ DO TO THE KEY NOT TURNING ANYTHING ON.
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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
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Does the check engine light come on with the key on?

Do the head lights and dome light work?

Can I get your VIN?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
no and no and #2b3ka43r98h173421
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago

It sounds to me like you might just have a battery issue, bad connection, blown fuse or fusible link causing you no crank condition. Electrical can be very difficult to diagnose so please stick with me and read this very carefully. There are a few possibilities here that it could be. We are going to need to run a few tests to see what is going on. Don't worry... these tests are really easy! I can walk you through this diagnoses.

The first thing we need to do it check the battery with a voltmeter. A fully charged battery must have enough cranking capacity to provide the starter motor and ignition system with enough power to start the engine over a broad range of ambient temperatures. It could be bad or just low on a charge. If the battery is bad, it can still cause a no crank condition even if it has a full charge. I would rec to get it load tested at a shop or at a battery store. A battery load test will verify the actual cranking capability of the battery. This is the best test. Or you can take a voltmeter and put it on the battery and crank the engine over. (Be sure the battery has a full charge on it.) If the volts drop below 9.6, the battery is bad and needs to be replaced! Just be sure all cable connections are clean and tight. Not only at the battery, but on the starter, engine and frame! Positive side as well as the negative side.

If all checks out, make sure that you have battery voltage on both terminals of the starter when cranking. If full battery voltage (12.6 volts) is present and the starter is not working, then the starter is bad and will need to be replaced! Just be sure all fuses small regular and large size fuses are good under the hood, as well as inside the vehicle

The only other things left would be a bad neutral position switch, bad ignition switch or a wiring or connector problem.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
gonna check the battery but why would the panic alarm work with the lights flashing,and on two different days it started with no problem. I will be back in 30 minutes.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
It could be because of a bad connection or maybe a bad module on board your vehicle. Just be sure that if you have an alarm system that it is not activated.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Just had the battery tested and it was pulling 12.8 volts so it couldn't be that.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
Ok.. check the fuses under the hood for battery voltage. If they all have battery voltage, then turn the key on and check the fuses inside the vehicle to be sure they have battery voltage.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
We got it started again and we hooked up the obd reader and code p0481 which is the cooling fan 2 control circuit but the code was a pending code also the engine light is on on the dash could be related to the code. Is it possible for me to fix this circuit problem on my own, if so would you know were to find it.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
You bet!

WHat type of diagnostic equipment do you have?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Nothing really what would i need.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
What size engine do you have?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
2.7
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
Well, this is usually a bad cooling fan module or a bad cooling fan motor. SOme vehicles have a TSB for this. If this vehicle has comes equipped with a police package. There is a new updated high capacity cooling fan assembly for police package vehicles. However, if not, this TSB does not apply.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
what is tsb and where is the cooling fan module.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
Technical Service Bulletin

I will get you the locations for this module..
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
ok
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
Sorry for the delay!

It looks like on this vehicle, the module totally integrated power or IPM module controls the function of the fan relays and motor. It is located under the hood on the passenger side of the vehicle right in front of the strut tower.
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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 6 years ago
Going to get some sleep. Talk to you in the morning.

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