REPLACED BATTERY STILL WONT START

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1999 Dodge Stratus
  • 65,000 miles

Replaced battery, still won't start. Could it be the alternator or ignition switch?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 9:28 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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What's the symptom? "Won't start" can mean a dozen different things. The alternator, ignition switch, battery, and starter can all be involved but all will cause different symptoms and clues.

(Have to run to town. Will check back in a few hours).

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 9:31 PM
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  • bparks1129
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I have a 98 stratus 4 cyl. And its doing the same thing. I replaced the battery yesterday but its still nott starting.. Only if someone gives me a jump itll start. What else could it be?

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 AT 2:31 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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Again, what is the symptom? Does the starter crank the engine? Do you hear just a single loud clunk each time you turn the ignition switch to "crank"? Do you hear a rapid chattering or buzzing? Does the engine crank at a normal speed but doesn't start and run? All of those fall under "doesn't start" and all of them might be overcome with a jump start.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 1:26 AM

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