My 98 dodge durango will not start without jumper cables. It just clicks when you turn the key. Is there any ideas out there that I haven't tried yet.


Asked by Dec 14, 2013 at 05:55 PM about the 1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We've replaced the battery the belt
and the tension pulley. The altinator
tested good. I personally think it's
the starter but am being told to
replace the altinator cause it's the
cause of the problem. Someone
please help

2 Answers


Clean and tighten all battery cables. Also clean and tighten the negative battery cable to the frame and motor. If still not starting I would have the starter tested. But it cranking with a jump start leads me to think loose connection somewhere.

Sigurður Guðmundsson

How many volts is the alternator giving you ? It must be over 14 volts to be able to charge the battery. If you can start with jumper cables the starter should be ok. Did you replace the battery with a battery that has the same amps as the old one ? check all connections specially ground ones, clean them with wire brush or sandpaper.

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