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I have 04 Durango 4.7 that won't start. It won't crank. I've

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Hi I have 04 Durango 4.7 that won't start. It won't crank. I've replaced starter. It also acts like the battery is dead but it's new and I tried another battery. I can jump the relay pins and it cranks. I show no ground on pin 85 of starter relay but I'm not sure I'm testing it right
JA: How old is the battery? Have you checked the battery gauge on the dash?
Customer: No gauge. Both batteries I tried are brand new
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes fixing myself. New starter tested relay and jump it to make it crank
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It did shut off the other day and had no electrical power turned key on and off few times and the power came back and it started. Right now the headlights interior lights gauge cluster and Windows won't work
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, when it wont crank does the dash light up like normal and then go totally dead when trying to crank the engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Yes? Did you answer my question?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Check or replace the fuse #32 in the junction block at left kick panel.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Pin #85 of that relay is the ground circuit to activate the relay, but the ground does have to pass through the pcm.

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