What could cause my starter to keep going out

Asked by Dec 08, 2014 at 01:25 PM about the 2007 Dodge Caliber

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Yes I have a 2007 dodge caliber and
the starter keeps going out. This is
the fifth starter in since we got it we
had less them half a year and had
nothing but trouble it was in the shop
a month after we got it. They first
was saying that it was a defective
starters then they said it was the
battery replace that and still the
same thing. We don't hear anything
and it's running fine before we shut it
off but then we go to leave and
nothing no clicking noise no sounds
like it's trying to turn over nothing
and the same thing happens every
time is there any advise in what I
should do or tell them to look at. The
only place that been working on it is
the dodge dealership not no back
yard mechanic this is what the
dealership is telling us. Mind you we
have a loan on the car so we are
paying for a car that's siting and now
have no car

5 Answers

7,470

Insist on knowing what they found ... don't except "bad starter" .. Then go to the manager get his name and tell him you are sendingi a letter to Dodge HQ and your state agency regulating repairs. If you fail to vigoriously pursue this then you are telling them that it;s ok to screw you. If everything fails ... Go Nuclear by posting in the auto sales section of Craigslist " @@ for sale ### mechanics can;t fix it" (@@ is make of car) ### is the dealers name Then put the message you posted to cargurus in the message body with the service managers name. Nothing illegal about doing this and it will get almost instant results

60,235

All these stater,s were not bad,by replacing a number of stater,s and you still have this issue,there are two thing,s that could be the problem,wiring going to starter,or bad igintion switch.

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7,470

Some mechanics work like their following the car in front of them. When that car goes off the cliff, they go off right behind him. They have "tunnel Vision" and would change the same part over and over again and be content "that job is done" These guys will brag about being a car mechanic when in fact ,, you can train a monkey to mimic. 5 starters in a year tells me the service manager is spending too much time studying some saleslady's butt instead of reading this cars history. 2 maybe 3 starters however before the third starter is installed I want the primary cause revealed. What ever happened to common sense?

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Did they ever resolve the issue and if so what was the fix?

160

Sounds like your starter(s) isn't/aren't being grounded, properly.

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