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Having an issue with daily driver. Won't start. Just a relay click

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by shep28, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    I bought a nice winter car last year and the other day it wouldn't start. No issues prior

    2005 chrys. town and country

    turn the key and it just clicks

    replaced starter and ig switch, batt is newer, relays and fuses are good, wiring looks good

    car will turn over when starter is jumped on the car

    tested starter relay with key in on position and got these results
    terminal 87 and Ground = 14v
    30 and Ground = nothing
    Jump both and it cranks, but no start

    any ideas?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    just a quick guess, did you check the neutral safety switch?
     
  3. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    no, I have not
     
  4. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 621

    Not neutral safety switch.

    When you jump and it cranks that points to not enough voltage/current getting to the starter motor.

    Age of a battery is not always an indication of the battery being good. take the battery to an auto parts store and get it load tested.

    Also your symptoms can be bad battery cables. Google how to do a battery cable voltage drop test.

    Now I do not remember Mopars that well so is the solenoid separate from the starter motor. Clicking is not caused by the ignition switch. If I had to guess the first thing I would of changed is the solenoid. Lot less money then a starter.

    This assumes that the new starter is good.
     
  5. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I had this happen one time. Someone didn't hook the starter wire back up to the battery lol

    But check battery, check and see if you're getting voltage at small wore when cranking on starter. There should be a fusible link on the main starter while. Usually in the fuse Box under hood. Check the manual
     
  6. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    No voltage on small wire.
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    So you're not getting signal to starter. Check fuses. Swap a relay in with the starter one.
     
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Big wire should have battery voltage at all times
     
  9. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    brand new starter relay. what in the heck could it be?

    it's like the security system is causing the condition
     
  10. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    If it's security the light usually flashes when you try to start it.
     
  11. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Can you feel the relay clicking when you crank it? And what's your battery voltage? Try putting jumper cables on battery and retest
     
  12. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,431

    might be a bad cable