2009 Dodge Journey wont start

Tiny
CHELSEYB_11TWIN
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  • 2009 DODGE JOURNEY
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
Hi whEn I try to turn my car on it won't start. I turn the key and it clicks once. The lights on dash work. Lights turn on. Radio turns on. So I know it's not the batterie. Can it be the starter even though it is not over 100000? Please help
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Friday, December 6th, 2013 AT 3:17 PM

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Tiny
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What happens at 100,000 miles?

The clue is in what that click sounds like. The starter relay makes a very light click that you probably won't hear inside the vehicle but you will under the hood. The solenoid built into the starter will make a pretty loud clunk. If it makes a single clunk each time you turn the ignition switch to "crank", the solenoid can have arced or pitted contacts or one of the larger battery cables can have a bad connection. With bad contacts in the solenoid, it will work eventually if you try it enough times. That will get progressively worse over the next weeks or months.
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Friday, December 6th, 2013 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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A NOISE AND LIGHTS IS NOT A "REAL" BATTERY TEST....A BATTERY NEEDS A MORE IN DEPTH TEST THAN THAT........SNATCH IT OUT AND HAVE A POPULAR PARTS STORE TEST IT THOROUGHLY....NORMALLY THEY WILL DO THIS FOR FREE!!!!

OTHER THAN THAT.....LIKE THE 1ST FELLER TOLD YOU, IT COULD BE POSSIBLY OTHER STUFF TOO, LIKE A BAD STARTER...ETC

BUT PROBABLY THE MOST COMMON AND IGNORED THINGS ARE "THE BATTERY" AN A "BAD CONNECTION"

BELOW IS A LINK TO ONE OF MY AWESOME ANSWERS THAT MAY HELP YOU "ATTACK" A BAD CONNECTION MORE AGGRESSIVELY....I MADE A FEW PICS AT THE END

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

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Friday, December 6th, 2013 AT 6:24 PM

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