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99 WON'T CRANK

1999 Dodge Intrepid

Computer problem
1999 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

When I try to start my Intrepid, I can hear some clicks coming from the computer/relays but that is all. I don't even hear the fuel pump start up when I turn the key. I have checked/swapped all relays (ASD, Starter, etc) but still no luck. If I pull the starter relay and jumper it, I can get the engine to crank. If the ignition switch is bad, would the relays still click? Any other ideas? Thanks.
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Laroof
April 17, 2010.



So the starter, relay, and battery are ok. At the four holes you'll see with the relay removed with key on or off one should have 12 volts ready to be closed in a circuit to the starter. It's a key off circuit usually. Now using a test light have a helper turn the key to crank, you should have a second light in the crank position, if that's good and it should be if you hear it the only other wire was a big problem. The transaxle had a nuetral switch feed to the PCM computer so the computer was the ground for the pull in winding of the relay. Either the nuetral switch is bad and the computer thinks the car is ingear and not giving a sufficient ground or the PCM is bad. It is a tan/white wire at the PCM if you splice in a ground and it works, its the switch or PCM, sorry, they got rid of that quick. Try moving the shifter around first, ok. Thank-you. I'm not that good explaining so if you need further help let me know. The PCM gets info from the bus wires so you may just have a bad nuetral switch on the transaxle. It's underneath where a branch could pull its connector off. Thanks ok

Tiny
Ch112063
Apr 18, 2010.