1997 DODGE AVENGER CAR WONT START

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  • justinpic
  • 1997 Dodge Avenger

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Dodge Avenger 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 100000 miles

i cant get the car to start I turn the key the celonoid clicks but nothing happens the battery isnt dead but the starter wont engage

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 AT 7:02 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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If you're hearing a kind of loud clunk, that is indeed the solenoid. It likely has worn contacts. They can be replaced but most people just replace the entire starter. If I'm right, it will crank eventually if you cycle the ignition switch to the " crank" position enough times.

Caradiodoc

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009 AT 11:15 PM
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  • sweet164ever
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My avenger was doing that also and it was the wires that connect to the battery.I dont know if you tried that

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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 6:42 PM

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