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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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I have a 1998 Dodge Intrepid in it won't start it turns the

Customer Question

I have a 1998 Dodge Intrepid in it won't start it turns the key on You Hear The Ding Dong The Alarm keys locked the doors and it's something is just not starting the car what is the problem
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Yes i can and no the key is not damaged
JA: Are you fixing your Intrepid yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I'm not fixing it in my baby daddy is a mechanic and it was starting with the shutdown relay we thought that was a problem but another one of them then bought a brand new battery and that was it now is not starting
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

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.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Your saying that the starter does not activate?

Have you checked the starting circuit?

Are you looking for possible causes or would you like me to walk you through this diagnoses?

What size engine do you have?