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sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech
Category: Dodge
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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My name is ***** ***** and we just changed the starter... it

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Customer: My name is ***** ***** and we just changed the starter... it wouldnt turn over. We came on google and found out it was the security system. After re setting it, it started and now doesnt turn on
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It started initially after the starter change out and now it wont turn on when I put the key in and go to start the lights are on, you can hear it clikcing the radio plays but it wont turn over anymore
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

What is the year and model of the vehicle?

Did the engine start and die three times and then lock the starter out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3 or 4 times.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

What is the year and model of the vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2003 dodge caravan
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a second key to try?

Does the S***** *****ght in the instrument cluster flash or is it staying on solid?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The red light stays on solid. And no other key
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

If the S***** *****ght is staying on solid it's because the SKIM module isn't communicating with the powertrain control module. If the engine started and died then you know the PCM is awake, if there are no other electrical issues then it's pretty safe to assume the communication bus is operable. If no fuses are blown then the SKIM module itself has most likely failed. A scan tool will need to be used to see if the module communicates, if not then it's power, ground and bus voltage will need to be checked before condemning it.