WON'T TURN OVER FAST ENOUGH TO START

  • Tiny
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  • 1996 Dodge Intrepid
  • 197 miles

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.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 12:54 PM

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  • Tiny
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Did you check the alternator and starter?

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 1:21 PM
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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

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 2:12 PM
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I believe it checking basics to start. What is the voltage at the battery running?

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 2:50 PM
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Roy, thanks for the response, I did check voltages and we are at 12.4 not running and 14.4 running

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 4:18 PM
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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.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 4:43 PM
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Connections are good and tight, neg just cleaned when new battery was installed a month ago positive has brand new cable clamp

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 4:47 PM
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Did you do voltage drop tests?

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 5:04 PM
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No I didn't
If that was the case why it turn over easier when it is at room temp?

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 6:45 PM
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Heat effects electric as in grounds and powers.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 6:51 PM
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How do I go about doing a voltage drop test!

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 7:35 PM

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