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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

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

Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i havent tried that yet
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
it turns
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
it cranks kinda slow
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

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

Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it did not it cranked slow but did not fire
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
ok and i forgot i also bought a new relay but i will charge it up again
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
ok thanks for your heip
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome!

Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hey chris took the battery to auto zone it was fully charged
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

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

Chris

Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

Hello? Do you still need help?

Chris

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