Mechanics

CAR WONT START

1997 Dodge Avenger

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Dodge Avenger 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 100000 miles

i cant get the car to start I turn the key the celonoid clicks but nothing happens the battery isnt dead but the starter wont engage
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Justinpic
December 16, 2009.



If you're hearing a kind of loud clunk, that is indeed the solenoid. It likely has worn contacts. They can be replaced but most people just replace the entire starter. If I'm right, it will crank eventually if you cycle the ignition switch to the " crank" position enough times.

Caradiodoc

Caradiodoc
Dec 24, 2009.
My avenger was doing that also and it was the wires that connect to the battery.I dont know if you tried that

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Sweet164ever
Feb 1, 2010.