Dodge

Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dodge

Starting from the beginning, I have had my 99 "Rango" for

Customer Question
about a year and haven't...
Starting from the beginning, I have had my 99 "Rango" for about a year and haven't seen any major problems with it at 175K miles. I put a new A/C compressor and Dryer on it and some new tires. The tranny has been fine but was giving me issues with not shifting up in first and second gear but being suck in 3rd. I took it into a shop after reading the OMBD II code that is was a sensor in the tranny. $350 lighter, It has been fine since.i had noticed there was always a build up of electrolysis around the + terminal on the battery that came with the car and would clean it but it would still come back. Finally I took the outer battery plastic case off and found the + terminal was crack for some unknow reason and had been venting electrolyte out thus the constant electrolysis growning on the terminal.Went to PepBoys, brought new battery home and installed it. Put key in to start it and got a "click" sound from under hood. I thought well maybe the battery wasn't fully charged so got meter out and it was at 12.5 volts. I put it on the charger thinking it needed it and still nothing. "Click Click Click" is all it does. No turning over, nothing.Now first thing I thought was I bought a new remanfactured battery that was bad. It happens. So I took the Starter out and check it. It works.I'm getting constant juice to the big threaded stud on the starter. Still clicksA friend turned the ignition key on as I held a test light on the connector lead to the small wire on the started and it would light up when he turned the key to start the starter. Still clicksSince I'm getting that power to that wire, that would mean the Neutral Postion would be working. So that eliminates that switch being bad.I check the relay under the hood. I swapped the starter relay out with several relays, It still clicks.
Also the sound seems to come from near the relay box. The Big 140 amp fuse is good as you can se its not burnt up.I read about having a large key ring causing wear on the tumblers on the ignition switch being a problem. However since I'm getting power to the small wire lead on the starter when my friend turned the key to start the motor, this can't be the cause.I did go ahead and change the Neutral safety switch as it was cheap and relatively easy to get to.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally? Soon. I'm trying to find the right Dodge Mechanic for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know. What is the model of your '99 Dodge?
Customer: About 175K and its a 5.2 litre 2wd Durango. 1999
JA: Are you fixing your Durango yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I wrote down all the things I have done so far.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no I think this pretty much sums it up.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dodge
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Answered in 14 minutes by:
9/10/2016
Dodge Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Master replied 1 year ago
Robert R
Robert R, ASE Certified Master
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 4,598
Experience: Dodge Master Certified, Dodge Sprinter Certified
Verified

Hello, welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is*****'m a Certified Auto Technician with 29+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. please keep in mind that I may need to ask questions of you before I can answer. When you reply please feel free to add as much detailed information as possible pertaining to your concern.

The problem is going to be in the positive cable that had that electrolysis build up. Is it possible for you to take pics of both battery cable connections and post them here? I may be able to give you the best advise if I can see for myself the battery cables..

Click Here for Document Upload Instructions

Keep me posted...

Thank you,

Robert

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Dodge Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Master replied 1 year ago

Hello,

I just wanted to check in with you to see if you need more help with your concern. A non rated question normally times out within 7 days, so I wanted to stay in contact with you to see if the problem has been solved.

If I have helped you resolve your concern and you have already rated my response, I want to say "Thanks, ***** ***** you know you can still follow up on this concern if needed. Also to let you know you can bookmark >>> My Profile Page <<< in case you have another automotive question in the future. Make sure to begin your question with "Robert R" so I will be able to easily find it

If we are still working on your concern, please post a reply so we can continue.

If you are happy with my answer and have not rated my response, please do so asap to complete the transaction. It is greatly appreciated as I recieve no compensation until you do so...

If you're not satisfied with my answer, BEFORE rating, please post a reply with a short explanation as to why. I may have a better explanation for you... It also helps me to refine my answers to help future customers more thoroughly and efficiently.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Ask Robert R Your Own Question
Robert R
Robert R
Robert R, ASE Certified Master
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 4,598
4,598 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Dodge Master Certified, Dodge Sprinter Certified

Robert R is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

1,754 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Chris

Chris

Shop Foreman

6,753 satisfied customers

Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Mopar Certified

Mopar Certified

Dodge Technician

5,939 satisfied customers

24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist

moparfl

moparfl

ASE Certified Technician

3,292 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp

Dodgerench

Dodgerench

ASE Certified Technician

2,814 satisfied customers

30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

2,322 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

1,568 satisfied customers

Cert. Dodge & Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Dodge Questions
I installed a new battery and alternator after the battery
I installed a new battery and alternator after the battery was discharging and battery instrument light came on, and everything was fine. When I went to start it a week later, there was no electrical … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,716 satisfied customers
Not starting. get clicking sound under the battery. lights
not starting. get clicking sound under the battery. lights come on inside but go out if try to start. … read more
Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr
ASE MASTER TECH
Master's Degree
2,322 satisfied customers
Randomly the battery goes dead and sometimes when the van is
randomly the battery goes dead and sometimes when the van is off and key out of car the lights flash windows go down unlocks the doors its like it has a mind of its own … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
What is the battery voltage regulator supposed to read at
What is the battery voltage regulator supposed to read at the electrical connection going to the alternator? … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
Just replaced the battery in the dodge ram truck, still
Just replaced the battery in the dodge ram truck , still won't start, asking for serial code. Tried using the key in the driver door but still doesn't work. … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
2006 Dodge Charger accidently put the battery on backwards
2006 Dodge Charger accidently put the battery on backwards now have no turn signals, horn, wipers or side mirror movement. I bet it's a relay any ideas which one it might be ?… read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
It wont start the battery is ghood there is a clicking noise
it wont start the battery is ghood there is a clicking noise down by the shifter … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,716 satisfied customers
The battery (new in October is completely dead and will not
The battery (new in October is completely dead and will not jump. It just clicks … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
Battery light is on but the alternator bench tests fine. New
battery light is on but the alternator bench tests fine. New battery. Thoughts? … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
Alternator not charging battery or producing electricity to
Alternator not charging battery or producing electricity to run truck have changed out alternator battery power control module serpentine belt serpentine belt tensioner pulley still not charging alter… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
The check gauges light comes on and the battery gauge goes
the check gauges light comes on and the battery gauge goes to low. tonight, while driving, the lights when dim, the radio stopped working, all of the gauges starting blinking on and off. Is it the alt… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,414 satisfied customers
No Crank no Start problem, Starter is good battery is good
No Crank no Start problem , Starter is good battery is good problem does not occur all the time … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
Won't start. I checked battery. It's ok. disconnected
won't start. I checked battery. It's ok. disconnected battery ground cleaned contacts and cleaned battery posts. was just getting clicking when turning on ignition. but after cleaning ground connector… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
2000 Dodge 3500 battery draining overnight. Trying to
2000 Dodge 3500 battery draining overnight. Trying to determine the problem, when both batteries are hooked up there is a current draw of about .26 amps. If I isolate each battery, each individual bat… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
The battery warning light comes on but the battery, cables,
The battery warning light comes on but the battery, cables, alternator are fine and it charges properly under load. … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
The battery is fine, towed it to my mechanic and it's not
the battery is fine, towed it to my mechanic and it's not the starter. Bought a new key from Dodge dealership about 2 months ago. All the dash lights come on but the truck won't turn over! … read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
2,232 satisfied customers
Battery keeps dying. 99. No my in law we changed the battery
No my in law we changed the battery 3 times took alternator to autozone said it was good … read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
The battery light comes on. The battery is new the
The battery light comes on. The battery is new the alternator is new and all fuses are good … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,414 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x