Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and welcome!My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.
I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.
I will try my best to answer all of your questions.
However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.
1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.
2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.
3. Please understand that I am here to help.
Have you checked the starting circuit?
Would a wiring diagram of the starting circuit help?
Would you be willing to speak on the phone?
Ok, sounds good.
Please request a phone call on your end and I will call you right away.
Ok what were the results when you checked the starting circuit?
And was there power down at the starter?
Ok so we did not check power down at the starter.
May I start by getting your VIN and or engine size please?
You need to start by checking the inputs to the starter relay with the key turned to the CRANK position. This will require an assistant to help with this. There should be TWO powers and one ground going into the relay with the key in the CRANK position.
Please check this and let me know!
So all inputs to the relay check out good?
Please double check.
On the female pins where the relay plugs into.
Does the relay click when the key is turned to the crank position?
And is there power leaving the relay when it clicks?
The same way you checked power going into the relay. :)
I dont think you are testing it correctly.
Would you be willing to speak on the phone now?
I can lower the cost of the phone call down to $5 bucks
Ok, now we check for power on ALL fuses under the hood with the key in the CRANK position.
It should not be hot and smoking. This is usually due to a faulty connection. Maybe the terminal or the complete wire/cable needs to be replaced.
You are most welcome sir.