Asked by Sep 14, 2017 at 07:34 AM about the 2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My durango is struggling to start  when it
sits for a period of time if I what it could be it
like barley turns over and then after it barley
turning over a couple time it turns over like
it's supposed to do someone help

3 Answers


It could be a bad connection at the battery or starter. Check all the battery cables at the battery and at the starter. These connections need to be absolutely free of corrosion, clean and tight. Also have the battery tested. Battery testing is usually a free service at auto parts stores. If the battery and the connections check out, I would next look at the starter. Do you have a check engine light that is on? If so get the vehicle scanned for fault codes.

The battery has corrosion on positive cable but every time I clean it 2-3 days later it's corroded


If corrosion reappears quickly you have a loose battery post that is venting acid vapors onto the battery terminal. You can get battery post pads that install under the battery terminal. They are only a couple of bucks, available at your local auto parts store and they will slow the corrosion down, but a new battery might be the best choice.

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