2004 dodge stratus won't start, only clicking, why???

Asked by Jul 21, 2015 at 12:27 AM about the 2004 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Thought it was my starter but
changed that and it's still only
clicking.

3 Answers

65

Have you checked the battery? Alternator? The electrical draw for the starter solenoid is a lot less than that of motor. So if the battery is weak, there can be that clicking sound from the solenoid with no cranking.

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30

Ok your going to be mad this happened to me and it turned out to be a fuse needed to be changed...those lil ones that says 10, 20 etc.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Same problem come to find out it was the ground wire from the battery to the ground under the hood for jump starting easy test take jumper cables and hook ground only to the ground under hoid then other end of cable hook to body of starter and try starting it. The starte on those are self grounding if starter bolts are dirty rusted it will not be getting a good ground

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