chrysler 300 won't start or starter won't engage

Asked by May 26, 2015 at 09:53 AM about the 2006 Chrysler 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have a 2006 Chrysler 300 with a 2.7 liter V-6. Has an almost new battery. When you turn the key, all the lights on the dash light up but starter will not engage. Doesn't even make a clicking sound as if battery is dead. Red dot on dash is lit which indicates that the security system is armed according to the service manual. We've tried all the suggestions from the manual to no avail. What could be causing this. Car ran fine on Sunday, but would not start on Monday.

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Another forum talked about replacing the #9 relay in the panel in the engine compartment for delayed starting problems. Price around $20 at Advance Auto Parts.

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Car clicking but not starting is 1 of 3 possible issues: 1• needs new battery. Either call AAA or make it to nearest auto zone & get battery checked, it takes 2-6 minutes and is free with both AutoZone & AAA (if u have AAA membership) 2• needs new starter. If car clicks but all lights & gauges are fine, then the battery is fine but the starter needs to be checked out. 3• if both the starter AND the battery are fine then you're in luck! It's most likely just loose/faulty wiring or fuse. Time consuming but relatively cheap. MY issue was embarrassingly simple to fix. After getting a new battery AND a new starter (unnecessarily) my 2000 Chrysler 300M was still having the same problem - turning over and starting up just fine, but then engine turns off 2-5 seconds after flawless start-up. It was the F***** KEY! Or more precisely, the chip inside the key. So I just went and got a new set made with a new chip & NEVER had the issue again!!!! Had this issue with: 1999 Chrysler Sebring 2000 Chrysler 300M 2001 Chrysler 300M 2002 Dodge Stratus 2004 Dodge Intrepid .... As you can tell, I LOVE this car/body style and can't get over it but after 5 versions of, essentially, the same car - I CAN speak from experience and I'm now a self-proclaimed mechanic lol. I've also had a 1995 Mercury grand Marquis - a 1999 Dodge Durango V8 Magnum engine & a 2003 Dodge Magnum. I NOW know these vehicles inside out. I hope this has helped SOMEONE.

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