1997 Dodge Intrepid starter

Tiny
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  • 1997 DODGE INTREPID
  • 3.3L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
Ok I have put 2 starters in this vehicle in the last 2 months. It will start 5 to 6 times, after that the starter does not work anymore. I can hear the bendix engage, but the starter does not turn.
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 AT 2:37 PM

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Tiny
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Have battery tested for condition including load test most places do for free. Then check fuse and starter relay for corrosion on prongs in under hood power dist center.
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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Ok will look at the fuses again. Already put a new battery in car in last 2 months.
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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Ok pulled the starter relay and the prongs are shiny with no corrosion and the fuse box fuse is clean too and not blown.
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 AT 4:23 PM
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Ok so now you will he to check connections onstarter as well as battery make sure they are clean, then check ignition switch, neutral switch an dfinally make sure grounds form battery are connected to body and engine as well as being clean. If starters are damaged when you remove them then the flex plate is bad more than likely so will need replacement.
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 AT 4:43 PM
Tiny
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Ok will check the neutral switch. Am not sure what a flex plate is or where it is located. Replaced the terminal connections when I replaced battery and the starter has 3 bolts to attach to car. The lowest bolt has the ground attached to it. I tried to make sure it was clean before hooking it up. The hot line was clean and the line with clip was clean also. This thing is getting the better of me.
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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The flex plate is the flywheel. Check battery to frame or engine grounds and make sure they are tight not loose. Otherwise have apro look at it no way should it be eating starters that quick unless the rebuilder is for crap
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Friday, July 24th, 2015 AT 6:31 PM

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