1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by nobs, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. nobs

    nobs Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't want to turn over. We cleaned the battery posts. When you turn the key, nothing happens. That will happen a few times and then it will start. Sometimes it will catch but won't start, then it will start after a few tries. Starts hard though. Thanks.
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Is there a clicking noise when you turn the key? If yes look to the selinoid. No clicking noise, look for inadequate currant flow to the starter which could be one of 20 or more things. If you can bench check the starter that is a good place to start troubleshooting.
     

  3. Hip_Shot_Hanna

    Hip_Shot_Hanna Well-Known Member

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    Posible brushes worn out , one pair of brushes provides the earth to the solenoid the other set the power to turn it .
     
  4. gccrook

    gccrook Well-Known Member

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    We just had a starter replaced in our 95 Dodge Grand Caravan. It did the exact same thing, and it was the solenoid. Unfortunately, Dodge does not prvide a replacement for the solenoid, only a complete starter. I fixed the solenoid a couple of times by disassembling and sanding the copper washer/contact. It did not last very long.
     
  5. Cosmic

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    Probably is the starter but could also be the battery is on its last legs. Before I invested in another starter would try another battery that I knew to be good and see what difference that makes. If it starts good with the newer battery, says the starter is OK if the battery will deliver. You can also pull the starter, disassemble, clean, inspect, lube and see what difference that makes, typically will work OK for a few more months.

    Also check all the wiring / connections / cables in the battery / starter system. Sometimes can be a bad or dirty / rusted connection, especially the ground connection. Having someone tap the solenoid with the end of a plastic screwdriver while trying to start can also be a way to troubleshoot various components. Pulling them out, cleaning and lubing is also good. Probably will not fix the problem longer term but points to the component to buy as a replacement.