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joebuilder2002

joebui ... 7/28/2010

2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 6 Cyl 3.80L

Engine

my car wont crank all i get is a click from the relays



2003 chrysler town & country wont turn over
I was driving and the car stalled. I restarted it and resumed driving. after i shut it off it wouldnt restart . i replaced the ignition switch knowing this is a common problem. Still nothing , i can hear the relays clicking and the starter tested good. i dont think its the fuel pump as it would not More
I was driving and the car stalled. I restarted it and resumed driving. after i shut it off it wouldnt restart . i replaced the ignition switch knowing this is a common problem. Still nothing , i can hear the relays clicking and the starter tested good. i dont think its the fuel pump as it would not keep the car from turning over. I hooked it up to a diagnostic computer and it didnt come back w/ any codes the check engine light does come on when the key is in the on position as it should. does any one have any ideas where the trouble may be because im sure baffled and frustrated.thanks in advance for everyone's ideas and help Joe in NY

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Bobby

Bobby 7/28/2010

How did you test the starter to be sure it is good? and have you tested for power to the starter yet when turning the key?
Have you tested the battery and alternator yet to see if you have voltage there?

If your battery power is good you are describig a classic starter probably especially since the car is not cranking. If you are hearing a clicking noise that is usually indication of the starter also again if the battery is good. However a starter would not cause the stalling. and this is not fuel or spark related yet because you are saying the engine doesn't crank.

I think you should test for voltage to the starter when someone is turning the key. If voltage is getting there then the starter is the problem, Or there is a bad ground wire.

The stalling is also strange the only thing that might cause that is the ignition switch in the starting system otherwise the stalling had to have been caused by something else.

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joebuilder2002

joebuilder2002 7/28/2010

so what else could be causing it not to start the starter checks out

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vince^_^

vince^_^ 7/28/2010

Check the flow of the current from the battery to your start (check your battery cables, wires, fusible link and fuses)

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Bobby

Bobby 7/28/2010

The starter relay, the battery, the connections, Bad ground. Could be a defective ignition switch you just installed. How do you know the starter checks out? What did you do to test it? IF the car is not cranking it is something in the starting system. You need to check for voltage to the starter. Do you have voltage getting to the starter with the key being cranked?

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