I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan that wont crank over. I hear a clicking,buzzing sound from the fuse panel below the dash when the key is off and the door open. Battery is about 6 months old but acts like it's dead. When I connect a charger to it the engine starts. I don't see any warning lights.

Asked by Aug 26, 2017 at 04:49 PM about the 1996 Dodge Caravan

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I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan that wont crank over. I hear a clicking,buzzing
sound from the fuse panel below the dash when the key is off and the door
open. Battery is about 6 months old but acts like it's dead. When I connect a
charger to it the engine starts. I don't see any warning lights.

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Have you tested alternator

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Maybe you have a parasitic draw

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Check the ground cables just before the ground terminal if you have a big and small wire bolted together on the battery terminal connector unholy the two wires and clean their terminals. That was my problem. Found it by connecting a code reader and cranking the van and it run as long as the reader was connected

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