Mechanics

MY CAR WONT START

1994 Chrysler Concorde

Electrical problem
1994 Chrysler Concorde 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

We just bought a new battery and it wont start. The lights and the radio still turn on.
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Moniwoods
October 25, 2009.



Welcome to the forum, If the starter won't crank, make sure the battery connections are good. Then check the circuits at the starter relay in power distribution center under the hood. Voltage for the load side of relay is hot all the time. Voltage for the coil side of relay goes hot with the key in the crank position. You can unplug relay and use a testlite on the circuits.

JDL
Oct 25, 2009.
Why did you buy a new battery? There's a dozen different symptoms that owners describe as " won't start". If you describe what it's doing, we can give you a better idea of what to check.

Does the engine crank normally but it doesn't run? Do you just hear one kind of loud clunk from the starter but it doesn't spin the engine? Do the headlights or dome lights go very dim or stay bright when trying to crank the engine? Did the engine stall previously while you were driving the car, and it wouldn't restart, or was it running fine the last time you drove it, and now it won't start after turning the engine off?

You can't just tell your doctor you're in pain and expect him to treat you without giving him more information. He won't know if you have a stomach ache, a hang nail, or you cut your foot off with a chain saw!

What have you done so far to try to diagnose the problem?

Caradiodoc

Caradiodoc
Oct 26, 2009.