WON'T TURN OVER FAST ENOUGH TO START

1996 Dodge Intrepid

Tiny

GL

August, 14, 2012 AT 12:54 PM

1996 Intrepid won't turn over fast enough to start after gets warm, if I let is sit for 2 hours it starts fine. I can jump it and it will start, so I bought a new battery and still the same problem. It did get hot once this summer before I figured out that the fuse for the electric fan was blown.

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10 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 14, 2012 AT 1:21 PM

Did you check the alternator and starter?

Roy

Tiny

GL

August, 14, 2012 AT 2:12 PM

So your thoughts are that the starter is getting hot with the motor and causing it not to turn at a high rate? I am thinking the alternator is fine beacuse it does charge back up

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 14, 2012 AT 2:50 PM

I believe it checking basics to start. What is the voltage at the battery running?

Roy

Tiny

GL

August, 14, 2012 AT 4:18 PM

Roy, thanks for the response, I did check voltages and we are at 12.4 not running and 14.4 running

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 14, 2012 AT 4:43 PM

Good. Next I would look at all the connections at the battery. Positive and negative to be sure there is no voltage drops and good tight connections.

Roy

Tiny

GL

August, 14, 2012 AT 4:47 PM

Connections are good and tight, neg just cleaned when new battery was installed a month ago positive has brand new cable clamp

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 14, 2012 AT 5:04 PM

Did you do voltage drop tests?

Roy

Tiny

GL

August, 14, 2012 AT 6:45 PM

No I didn't
If that was the case why it turn over easier when it is at room temp?

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 14, 2012 AT 6:51 PM

Heat effects electric as in grounds and powers.

Roy

Tiny

GL

August, 14, 2012 AT 7:35 PM

How do I go about doing a voltage drop test!

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