Not starting, has power, new battery

Tiny
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  • 2015 DODGE DART
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 57,000 MILES
Tried to start my car, it didn't turn over or even make a noise. It is giving me a lot of warnings. Like; service power steering, airbags, brake system, check fuel cap. Pretty much everything. Also I tried to turn my radio on and it says the key must be in the run position. And it is in the run position. I checked some fuses and they all seem fine. I'm stumped.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 11:21 AM

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Tiny
ROY B
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Good afternoon,

This sounds like a low battery and there is not enough voltage to let everything come on.

You need to test the battery for the correct voltage.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

I would also clean the cables as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

Roy
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
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I checked the battery it's good, I bought it less than a month ago. All connections look good as well.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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https://youtu.be/41KyeScM1mU
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
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What was the battery voltage?

Roy
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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12.63.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I attached a wiring diagram for you to view. Check the highlighted fuses. If they are good we will need to do some testing. This system has 2 relays for the starting system.

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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:30 PM
Tiny
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Well all the fuses look good. The bigger black ones the relays I believe I am unsure about and don't know how to test them.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:45 PM
Tiny
ROY B
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You need to test for power at the fuses I highlighted. This is not a visual test, it is a power test with a test light.

We will need to test for powers at the relay.

Roy
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
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With is an altimeter? And how do I go about that? I'm not very knowledgeable on this matter sorry.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 12:55 PM
Tiny
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You need a test light, not a voltmeter. I will attach a guide for you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

You can get one at a parts store. they are cheap.

Roy
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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So I didn't get any lights for those fuses. What next? Sorry for the delay I had to go get the test light. Should the key be in the run position when testing?
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 2:39 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it should be in the run position.

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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
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Okay, yeah I got light on all those.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I need you to go to the starter motor. There is a big wire on the solenoid from the battery and a small wire as well. Test for power on the small wire with the key in the start position.

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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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Not sure which one.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 3:45 PM
Tiny
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Picture attached.

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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, but that picture really didn't help me.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 3:56 PM
Tiny
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The starter is down where the engine and transmission come together. It is at the front side of the motor about halfway down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XutnAqm4J8I

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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 4:05 PM
Tiny
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Wow, I think I'm in over my head. I'm pretty sure it's the starter, I'm broke and have no knowledge or equipment to do that kind of work. I really appreciate your help.

Thanks again.
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 AT 4:35 PM

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