2000 Dodge Dakota Starter, solenoid or both?

Tiny
PHIL. L
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  • 2000 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 149,000 MILES
Recently have had problems starting, turn key and get only a single click sound, after several attempts it usually starts. sometimes I go weeks without a problem then it happens and usually continues for a couple of days or longer. What does this sound like to you guys? I understand that a flat spot on the starter is a possibility but thought that when starter was going it would emit a steady clicking noise (continue as long as the ignition is held forward). Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.


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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 7:39 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
It sounds like it's time for a new starter. A flat spot in the starter refers to a copper washer in the solenoid that pits and no longer makes a proper connection all of the time. As a result, the owner experiences the exact symptoms that you described.

I feel that replacing the starter will solve your problem.

If you have any other questions, let me know and I'll try my best to help.

Joe
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