no start

Asked by Aug 21, 2019 at 03:38 PM about the 2006 Dodge Stratus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i replaced the starter on my car and now it wont crank

1 Answer

8,030

Your saying the starter motor won't crank the engine? Usually you can take old starter off, lay it on the ground, hook up jumper cables properly from charged battery to starter motor, at the least, the starter motor should kick out drive gear and spin, if it won't even do that, the starter motor is faulty. Make sure your battery has a full charge, battery cables/connections all good? Note the starter relay in diagram, The load side, right side in diagram, and the control side, left side, in diagram. For testing, it might be possible to use jumper wire between the two terminals on load side of relay, relay unplugged. The starter motor should crank the engine, using the jumper, you are bypassing the control side of relay. If you try that make sure vehicle is in park or neutral and parking brake is set. Make sure vehicle can't move. If it will crank with the jumper, but, not w/o, the problem is on control side of relay. In the diagram, you can see components on control side of relay. Maybe the problem is the neutral or clutch switch, depending on the tranny?

Your Answer:

Dodge Stratus Experts

  • #1
    Chris Daigle
    Reputation
    770
  • #2
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    640
  • #2
    hatterha
    Reputation
    640
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
51 Great Deals out of 1,442 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
19 Great Deals out of 822 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Charger
36 Great Deals out of 827 listings starting at $3,880
Used Toyota Corolla
109 Great Deals out of 6,854 listings starting at $2,575
Used Dodge Caliber
155 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chrysler Sebring
3 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Neon
3 listings
Used Chevrolet Malibu
39 Great Deals out of 2,640 listings starting at $2,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.